Updates From EH&S

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8/5/14 Position openings at Environmental Health and Safety Position openings at Environmental Health and Safety There are currently three searches underway at Environmetnal Health and Safety to fill open positions on our University staff.  Please feel...
7/18/14 Autoclave bags are going clear! As of July 31st, 2014 all autoclave bags for disposal of biological waste must be clear. Red bags cannot be used or discarded as they are no longer allowed in the landfill.  Follow this link for...
7/14/14 UMass Amherst Limiting Outdoor Evening Events as Precaution Against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses AMHERST, Mass. – In concert with the Town of Amherst, officials at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are limiting campus-sponsored nighttime outdoor events on playing fields and grassy...
6/17/14 Town of Amherst DPW 2013 Water Quality Report The Town of Amherst has issued its 2013 Drinking Water Quality Report, available online at: http://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/26294.
3/24/14 OSHA Summer Summit co-hosted by UMass EH&S on June 26 UMass Environmental Health and Safety, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the OSHA Training Institute in Keene, New Hampshire, and the Connecticut Valley Chapter of...
11/12/13 UMass Emergency Medical Services celebrates National Collegiate EMS Week on campus EMTs with UMass Emergency Medical Services celebrated National Collegiate EMS Week on campus by providing mini-training programs on "Hands-only CPR" to passersby in the Campus Center...
10/17/13 Campus Ban on Outdoor Nighttime Events Lifts October 18 As cooler weather has diminished mosquito activity, the campus ban on outdoor nighttime events is being lifted on Friday, October 18. The ban was adopted two months ago after state officials...
10/3/13 UMass Campus Fire Safety Right to Know Report for 2012 has been posted on-line. Please visit https://ehs.umass.edu/campus-fire-safety-right-know-report-2012 to download and read the current Campus Fire Safety Right to Know report.
9/19/13 Campus Fire Prevention Services Supervisor appears on WWLP Mass-Appeal UMass Fire Prevention Services Supervisor Michael Swain recently appeared on WWLP's "Mass Appeal" program to speak about campus fire safety.  
8/29/13 University Health Services Staff recieve fire extinguisher training More than seventy-five staff members from Health Services participated in annual fire safety and fire extiguisher training offered through Environmental Health and Safety during the UHS "Staff...
7/26/13 Respiratory Protection Information Updated information on the UMass Respiratory Protection Program has been added to the EH&S Web page at https://ehs.umass.edu/respiratory-protection-program If you have any questions about...
5/24/13 UMass Amherst Turns 150 Hundreds sang "Happy Birthday" on the 150th Founders' Day at UMass Amherst to kick off the campus's sesquicentennial year. Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy cut the 150-pound creation and enjoyed the...
5/2/13 UMEMS Provide Life-saving Training for peers Members of UMEMS have provided CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training to over 140 of their peers during the Spring 2013 semester.  CPR/AED...
12/6/12 Thoreau sprinkler project completes goal of 100% Residence Hall fire protection coverage Campus completes massive, voluntary fire sprinkler installation in residence halls   All 45 of the campus's residence halls are now protected with fire sprinkler systems, following a...
9/27/12 2011 Campus Fire Safety Right to Know Report The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), has released the annual Campus Fire Safety Right to Know Report.  This document is available at http://ehs.umass.edu/campus-...
8/21/12 2013 Residential Fire Log - University of Massachusetts Amherst The Department of Environmental Health and Safety maintains the fire log for reported fires in on-campus student housing as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008/Rules and...
7/24/12 UMass hosts HAZMAT training exercise Local firefighters and public safety officials participated in a hazardous materials drill at the Central Heating Plant on the University of Massachusetts campus on July 24. Planned for and...