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Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

The University strives to provide people with a safe working environment and to operate in an environmentally friendly manner. In addition, there are Federal and State regulations that cover the work we do in our laboratories. The mission of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is to provide you with the information and tools necessary to conduct your research safely, protect the environment, and meet regulatory requirements.  EHS is comprised of several divisions:  Biosafety, Radiation Safety, Occupational Safety, Environmental Management, Fire Safety, UM Immediate Care Center and Insurance Programs (workers compensation).  For additional information on the services provided by these various divisions, please refer to the EHS website or EHS services or EHS programs.

Safety Training

EHS offers a variety of safety training courses, including but not limited to:

  • Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Radiation Safety
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Infectious and Biological Material Shipping

For more information on required training, please visit the EHS Training Webpage.

Respirator Usage

Employees that are required to wear a respirator need to enroll in the University respiratory protection program. Employees must receive medical approval to wear a respirator. Employees are fit-tested to determine appropriate size, and must complete training on how to use the respirator. To enroll in this program, contact EHS at (410) 706-7055. View the complete written respiratory protection program.

EHS Contact Information

http://www.ehs.umaryland.edu
714 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-7055
(410) 706-8212 (Fax)
Director: Maureen Kotlas, PhD