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Mission of Environmental Health and Safety

Our mission is to assist CUA to:

  1. Maintain a safe and healthy place to learn, work and visit.

  2. Operate in a manner that protects our environment.

  3. Comply with applicable federal and District of Columbia codes and regulations.

EHS News and Announcements

First Report of Injury Reminder

All employees are reminded to report any injuries to the Human Resources Office as soon as they are able to by completing the first report of injury form.  Our office has posted a custom presentation by United Educators to assist the employees and their supervisors in understanding the importance of the reporting.


National Campus Fire Safety Month

As an intro to Campus Fire Safety Month,  NFPA, Domino's Pizza and the Center for Campus Fire Safety along with the University of New Hampshire Fire Science Club, are  sponsoring an online  contest September 1-25, 2015 for a chance to win a pizza party for 50 of your friends and an iPad. Click the above link.


New Eyewash Guidance

EHS reminds all users of laboratory and machine shop facilities on-campus of an updated resource from OSHA on the necessary maintenance of eye-wash stations.  Proper maintenance of these stations can minimize the risk of contaminated water and potential infection.


 Emergency Drill Procedures

The university routinely performs Emergency Drill procedures as required by local, federal, and international mandates. Environmental Health and Safety in conjuction with Public Safety, Facilities, Res-Life, Housing, and Faculty, help to ensure we remain in compliance with both university policy and related other related safety requirements.

This activity is a controlled function purposed to facilitate our approved Emergency Response Plan and may entail various types of emergency responses including Evacuation, Shelter in Place, and Active Shooter Drills. In addition to the use of fire alarm notification devices, the university utilizes other measures to get the message out as well. You may receive instructions via designated staff, the university mass communication "Blue Light " system, emails, DC Alerts, digital message boards, phones, and even social media.

Because drills are controlled activities, advanced notification will generally be limited on a need to know basis. Also from time to time there are occasions where local and federal officials may assist with particular operations.

As always we rely upon the support of our campus community and the Brookland area proper to conduct these exercises to promote a more beneficial safety culture here... BE Prepared !!! 

Upcoming Dates

    • OCT
      Emergency Drills continue this week