About

The EHS department promotes health, safety and environmental compliance within the U-M campus community.  At the U-M, protection of the environment and safety on the job is everyone’s responsibility.  EHS provides leadership at all levels of the university to maintain a healthy workplace and to protect the environment.

EHS Department Mission, Vision, and Values

The mission of EHS is to support the U-M Mission through partnership, guidance, and education in order to promote health, safety, protection of the environment, and regulatory compliance.

Our vision identifies how we intend to meet that mission.

  • EHS provides services that promote health, safety, and environmental responsibility through partnerships, guidance and other activities to support academic, economic and regulatory needs of the U-M.
  • EHS leads the U-M in developing, disseminating and applying health, safety and environmental programs using state-of-the-art technologies and innovative ideas.
  • EHS promotes a culture of environmental compliance and safety that will be integrated throughout U-M activities, while maintaining efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • EHS retains and attracts high quality staff through professional development and an environment where individuals can contribute to their highest potential, through recognition and empowerment.

EHS programs will incorporate the values of quality, responsibility, accountability, trust, clear communication, diversity, flexibility, and respect in all of our actions.

U-M EHS Standard Practice Guides (SPGs)

  • [SPG 605.1] Occupational Safety and Environmental Policy provides the basis for the operation of EHS and directly lays out the responsibility of the campus community.
  • [SPG 303.3] Research Policy Statement on the Integrity of Scholarship and Procedures for Investigating Allegations of Misconduct in the Pursuit of Scholarship and Research directly establishes the link between research integrity and the need to meet all regulations of federal, state, local, and University agencies.
  • [SPG 601.24] Delegation of Authority to Bind the University to External Agreements on Business and Financial Matters. The EHS Department has been delegated the authority for signing documents related to inquiries on operations or federal, state, and local compliance matters concerning: occupational and community health and safety, environmental activities, public health issues, and use of radioactive materials or equipment capable of producing radiation. This also includes commitments to EHS programs for governmental or corporate research grants.

EHS Staff

Executive Director

Business Operations

Environmental Protection & Permitting

Fire Safety Services

Code Inspections

Hazardous Materials Management

Radiation Safety Service

Research & Operations Safety

Biological Safety

Operational Health & Safety

Research Health & Safety