News and Updates

March 17, 2017
Results from Environmental Health & Safety's 2016 Customer Service Feedback Survey are in. We appreciate hearing from you and continue to welcome your feedback.
November 1, 2016

We are pleased to present the FY16 Annual Report for Harvard University's Department of Environmental Health...

October 11, 2016

Each year, numerous planned and unannounced regulatory agency inspections occur across the University. The EH...

May 27, 2016

The Harvard Training Portal will enable you to access and track all of your Harvard professional learning in one single place.

Why a new training system?
  • Improve ease of use and accessibility: intuitive browsing...
May 10, 2016
Review of a recent incident in a laboratory involving hazardous chemical reaction. Please see the document below for details.

Environmental Health & Safety is staffed with specialists in lab, radiation, and biological safety to...
April 15, 2016

On February 16, 2016, key leadership from Harvard and the Cambridge Police Department participated in an emergency “tabletop” exercise to review and practice the University’s emergency plans and procedures. The exercise scenario focused on a...

March 4, 2016

Downloadable posters intended to remind students and staff about simple steps they can take to reduce the spread of illness on campus.

Print and post these in high traffic/common areas.

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November 10, 2015

We are pleased to present the FY15 Annual Report for Harvard University's Department of Environmental Health & Safety. This report provides the past year's highlights and an overview of the department's mission, people, technical programs and...

October 15, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 02:00:00 PM EDT - 03:30:00 PM EDT
EPA WebConference: Managing Head Lice in Schools

Head lice, according to CDC, are most common among pre-school and elementary school children in the U.S....

September 23, 2015

Harvard EH&S is excited to announce the launch of a new training developed specifically for project managers and building or facility managers that oversee capital projects at the University. The training, entitled Construction EH&S...

July 29, 2015

Some mosquitoes trapped throughout the region have, as expected, recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Risk of infection to people and pets will increase as the season progresses, and as mosquito contact increases. We encourage you...

June 30, 2015

EH&S Connections is our newsletter intended for a broad audience of personnel at the University who are involved in the management of EH&S issues for their local schools/departments. This includes Environmental Safety Compliance Officers...

May 19, 2015

Commencement Emergency Exercise & Evacuation Procedures

In preparation for Harvard’s 364th Commencement on May 28th 2015, key leadership from across the University as well as first responders from the Cambridge Fire...

April 9, 2015

Harvard University is a 24/7/365 operation. There may be times due to an emergency or catastrophic event that the University may decide to curtail operations or close. Department/unit managers are responsible for determining the critical...

March 26, 2015

Just pre-register and we will do the rest!
Pre-registration deadline is Friday April 3, 2015

Any unwanted chemicals will be collected and removed directly from your lab. Chemicals in good condition will be available...

November 26, 2014

EH&S Environmental Public Health is forwarding a warning from the Centers for Disease Control regarding consumption of bean sprouts that may still be available and have been associated with several cases of Salmonella in Massachusetts and...

November 24, 2014

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) introduced changes to the design of the Class 9 miscellaneous hazard label in 49 CFR 172.446. The DOT made changes to the hazardous material label design to correspond with the UN...

October 22, 2014

State regulation regarding disposal of food waste takes effect on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) regulation prohibits the disposal of food waste into...

August 12, 2014

We are pleased to present the FY14 annual report for the Harvard University Department of Environmental Health...

July 28, 2014

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. Seventy-five percent of the forty tropical storm systems that have impacted the New England region in the past century have...

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