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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Department of Environment, Health & Safety supports the University’s core mission of teaching, research, and service by providing comprehensive environmental, health, and safety services to the University community. This includes education through training and consultation, maintaining a safe environment through recognizing and controlling health and safety hazards, ensuring a process of regulatory compliance, and minimizing future potential liabilities.

The values of EHS as an organization are to use time efficiently, to be a resource for new ideas, to relationally connect, to stay with us on the journey through all the twists and turns, to establish state of the art safety and environmental protocols and procedures, and to enable us to be all we can be.

The mottos of EHS are “Be All You Can Be” and “Strive Towards Excellence.”

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Safety Manuals

The manuals at Environment, Health and Safety provide University employees with written health and safety policies and procedures for promoting a safe and healthy work environment—whatever that environment may be.

Employee Orientation

Both UNC and the Department of EHS welcome you to the University. This safety course is a requirement for all employees. Upon completion of the appropriate course, you will have an understanding of University safety policies and procedures.

Self-Study Units

Self-Study Units are a convenient way for University Employees to complete required training.

Safe Science: A Culture of Safety

Developing and maintaining a culture of safety is a critical component of scholarly excellence and responsible research as well as an important element of our research and teaching mission.