About EHS

The Princeton University Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) provides leadership, technical support, information and training, consultation, and periodic audits of environmental, health and safety practices and regulatory compliance.

The EHS staff works in a coordinated effort to address health and safety issues in several broad areas: workplace safety, occupational health, laboratory safety, emergency management, environmental programs, and general health and safety for the campus community.

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Workplace Safety

The Workplace Safety program improves the safety of the work environment through recognition, evaluation, and control of hazardous conditions and strives to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries to faculty, students, and staff through training, implementation of safe work practices, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Occupational Health & Safety

Occupational Health, also known as Industrial Hygiene, is the discipline of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, controlling, and preventing health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being and safeguarding the community at large.

Laboratory Safety


Laboratory Safety

The laboratory safety program includes Chemical Safety, Animal Research Health and Safety, Biological Safety, Radiation Safety, Field ResearchSustainability and Research Waste Management. The goal of the University Laboratory Safety Program is to minimize the risk of injury or illness to laboratory workers by ensuring that they have the training, information, support and equipment needed to work safely in the laboratory.

Environmental Hazards


Environmental Programs

Princeton University is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment, practicing good stewardship of the University's environmental resources.  EHS manages program for Asbestos, Indoor Air Quality, Mold & Microbial Growth Concerns, Residential Lead Paint, Drinking Water Quality, Air & Soil Stewardship, PCBs, Radon, and Waste Management.

Emergency Management


Emergency Management

Together, EHS and the Department of Public Safety respond to and prepare for campus emergencies.  EHS provides leadership and guidance for hazardous materials and public health emergencies, and provides information and training for a variety of other types of emergencies and incidents.

Health and Safety


Health and Safety Issues for the Campus Community

EHS manages programs for a several additional topics that may concern students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus, including Art and Theater Safety, Food Safety and Protection, safety for Large and Special Events, and Playground Safety.


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