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

Learn about your risks for cardiovascular disease and preventive steps you can take to stay "heart-healthy".

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
The American Heart Association reports that cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is a leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities. CVD costs the United States over $300 billion each year, including the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity. CVD does not affect all groups of people in the same way. A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that although the number of preventable deaths has declined in people aged 65 to 74 years, it has remained unchanged in people under age 65.

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