Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety is dedicated to:

Providing compliance oversight and consulting help in all areas of safety, health and environmental compliance. We do this by:

  • Acting as a role model and community leader. 
  • Reviewing the University's impact on health, safety, and the environment on an ongoing basis. 
  • Seeking innovative ways to prevent environmental pollution. 
  • Examining constantly the University's compliance with relevant legislation and regulations as they relate to the environment.

Washington University’s Environment, Health, and Safety Mission Statement, approved by the University Council in 2002, can be found at here.

Please feel free to contact our office at anytime with questions or suggestions on how to improve safety and environmental stewardship at Washington University in St. Louis. We look forward to serving you.


Environmental Health & Safety

Danforth Campus Police

School of Medicine Protective Services
314.362.4357 (2-HELP)

New laboratory and art studio hazardous waste regulations, became effective July 1, 2013, (Subpart K) Information

Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Safety Topic


Workers can carry hazardous substances home from work on their clothes, bodies, tools, and other items. Workers can unknowingly expose their families to these substances, causing various health effects. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a study of contamination of workers' homes by hazardous substances transported from the workplace. The study documented cases of home contamination from 28 countries and 36 states in the United States. Reported cases cover a wide variety of materials, industries, and occupations.  

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