Our mission is to advocate and promote a safe and healthy campus environment by coordinating programs and services in a manner consistent with responsible fiscal and environmental stewardship.
The men and women of EH&S - Cornell's Department of Environmental Health and Safety - are dedicated to supporting Cornell's comprehensive health and safety policy and preserving the health and safety of the Cornell Community. EH&S tries to bring all of the best attributes (and none of the bureaucracy) of monitoring agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Department of Health to the campus.
EH&S staff members respond more than 2,600 times each year, and investigate everything from fire alarms to radioactive spills, and from job-related injuries to suspicious odors. And when they are not rushing to emergency calls, the men and women of EH&S are consulting, educating, monitoring, and providing other services for the campus community.
EH&S serves as an information resource by maintaining up-to-date reference materials, advisories, and regulations from government agencies, and by working with the Cornell community to interpret and implement them. EH&S also consults with individuals, designated safety representatives, and safety committees to help units develop educational and training programs.