EHS Mission

  • October 2019, Biosafety and Biosecurity Month

Our Vision

To promote and maintain a safe and healthful environment by ensuring the highest level of environmental health and safety services for faculty, staff, students, and visitors at the University of Connecticut.

Our Mission

To support and promote a culture of safety, environmental protection, and compliance at the University by providing leadership in the identification and management of safety, health, and environmental risks. EHS administers comprehensive programs and services that ensure the welfare of our faculty, staff, students, visitors, and the environment, supporting the University’s mission of research, teaching, service, and outreach.

Our Goals

  • Ensure that all written policies, procedures, and training materials for applicable regulatory standards are established, current, and delivered to appropriate campus groups
  • Maintain an up-to-date departmental web page to enhance access to health and safety policies, procedures, technical guidance documents, and compliance assistance information.
  • Improve communications with the University community, and stress the importance of adhering to health and safety standards on a campus-wide basis.
  • Promote the department’s role as an environmental health and safety information resource ready to meet the needs of the campus community.