Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) provides services and resources to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations to achieve optimal control or reduction of hazards and exposures which are detrimental to people, property, and the environment. Many of the programs were developed in response to regulations from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). The purpose of EHS at Sanford Research is to:

  • Ensure that all written policies, procedures, and training materials for applicable regulatory standards are established, current, and delivered to appropriate centers.
  • Maintain an up-to-date departmental web page to enhance access to health and safety policies, procedures, technical guidance documents, and compliance assistance information.
  • Improve communications with the Sanford Research community, and stress the importance of adhering to health and safety standards on a campus-wide basis.
  • Promote the department's role as an environmental health and safety information resource ready to meet the needs of the community.
Sanford Research scientists can locate the following policies on SanfordConnect.
Policy and Procedure
EHS 001        Disciplinary Action for Safety NonCompliance
EHS 100        Sanford Research Chemical Hygiene Plan
EHS 104        Dress Code in the Lab
EHS 105        Chemical Waste Collection and Disposal
EHS 106        Eyewash and Shower Maintenance
EHS 115        Labeling of Chemical Containers
EHS 116        Tax Free Ethanol Use
EHS 122        Students in the Lab
EHS 123        Minors in Research Labs
EHS 125        Hearing Conservation Program
EHS 126        Personal Protective Equipment
EHS 127        Respiratory Protection Program
EHS 128        Administration of Tax Free Alcohol
EHS 135        Cold Flammable Storage Policy
EHS -105A    Chemical Disposal Guide
EHS -105B    Chemical Waste Container Report
EHS - 115A   Common Abbreviations
EHS - 115B   NFPA Description Details
EHS 116B     Tax Free Ethanol Order Request
EHS 123B     Minors in the Labortory Checklist
EHS 126A     PPE Training Record
EHS 126B     PPE Hazard Assessment
EHS 126C     Glove Selection Guide
EHS 127A     Respirator Use Log
EHS 127B     Respirator Maintenance Log
Best Lab Practices
July 2010       Ethidium Bromide Alternatives