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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


CDC Links Recent Infection Outbreak to Lab Exposures

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that multiple Human Salmonella Typhimurium infections in several states are linked to exposure in clinical and teaching microbiology laboratories.  A new informative poster has been published to encourage basic safe work practices for teaching and microbiological labs.  Refer to their website for more details on their investigation, and subsequent recommendations.


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

  • Jul
     Fire Extinguisher Training


    Louis Alar

    Director, Environmental Health & Safety

    (202) 319-5789