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Environmental Health and Safety

Role of Environmental Health and Safety

Winston-Salem State University EH&S is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for all persons associated with the University, including faculty, staff, students, visitors, and members of the WSSU community.

The Environmental Health and Safety department is primarily responsible for environment, health and safety functions at the University, by developing EH&S programs and performing various periodic inspections. Department heads, faculty members, and supervisors are considered directly responsible for maintaining full compliance with State and Federal regulations and University safety policies and procedures.

Fire and Life Safety

Preventing the loss of life and property resulting from fire-related incidents is the focus of this program.  Coordinated efforts and an ongoing regimen of facility inspections, evacuation drills, training, flammable chemical control and education ensure compliance with regulations and codes.

Environmental Protection and Chemical Safety

This program manages regulations concerning the safe use and disposal of hazardous chemicals, waste reduction, chemical hygiene, emergency spill procedures.  This program also ensures compliance with storm water, oil, and air emissions. 

Safety and Industrial Hygiene

To provide a work environment that is free of recognized hazards and complies with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards is the aim of this directive.  The emphasis of this program includes, but not limited to, accident/injury investigation, confined space entry, lockout tag out, ergonomics, hearing conservation and respiratory protection.