About the Department

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Administratively located within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division, our primary duties are to promote, facilitate, and provide expert consultation for EH&S programs in support of both academic and non-academic campus functions. We are responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental, health and safety programs intended to minimize or prevent occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplace and to protect the quality of the surrounding environment. EH&S advises the campus community of responsibilities with respect to health, safety and environmental issues; recommends appropriate corrective actions; and helps implement new health and safety programs. EH&S also acts as liaison between UCSC and various external agencies and regulatory bodies. Our actions and decisions have the potential for high visibility and serious consequences to the campus and the community.

EH&S programs include a broad and complex range of disciplines including areas such as laboratory and research safety, industrial hygiene, environmental management, radiation, hazardous materials, information technology, ergonomics, biosafety and emergency management.

EH&S Vision for Campus Integration

EH&S principles not to injure people, the environment, or compromise the safety of workers are effectively integrated into all operations while accomplishing our mission of public education, research, and community service.

EH&S Unit is valued as an enabling instrument for mitigating risks to the University in the areas of health, safety and environmental stewardship.

EH&S principles and services will be effectively delivered to every campus individual.