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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 & Announcements

Environmental Health and Safety is pleased to announce additional staffing support from our chemical hygiene staffing services with Waste Strategies.  Please join us in welcoming Ms. Stephanie Rueger to the EHS and Waste Strategies team.  Stephanie will be on-site in conjunction and collaboration with Jackie Gold and Patrick Farrell.  Stephanie will add another element and resource for our management of chemical hygiene and regulatory compliance.  Stephanie has a background in laboratory settings and possesses a degree in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also has experience teaching at Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology in China. Stephanie can be reached at 202-299-2698 or via email at


CUA Student Health Services Posts Information Regarding Ebola Fever

Please refer to the Student Health Services website for the most current information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the Ebola hemorrhagic fever.  


Hazard Assessment Reviews

EHS is beginning a review of Hazard Assessments for various departments on campus, to include those related to Facilities Maintenance, those which manage laboratories or machine shops, and select other departments.  For those with existing hazard assessments, please conduct your own internal review for any recent changes or needed revisions.  Refer to the Personal Protective Equipment - Hazard Assessment form as a guide, and/or the PPE section of the EHS Manual. 


Attention FMO Staff Using Extension Ladders

Consider the new mobile application from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for convenient help on safely setting up and using extension ladders.  The free app can be downloaded here for your iPhone, iPad or Android device.




Upcoming Dates

  • Oct

     O'Connell Hall Unveiling

      for Cardinal Weekend

    • Oct
       Campus Home Coming and Reunion Activities


    Louis Alar

    Director, Environmental Health & Safety

    (202) 319-5789