Environmental Safety

The Department of Sustainability and Environmental Safety assists the University in its education, research and public service mission by promoting a safe and healthful environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Emergency Preparation Is Key

SU is prepared for emergencies and we encourage our community to also be prepared. If there’s a fire or building evacuation, do you know your nearest exit or where to assemble?

Floorplans of most SU academic and residential buildings and directions to emergency assembly points are available.

For more information about specific emergencies, as well as tips for responding during those situations, see the SU Police Emergency Procedures page.

Workplace Injury and Illness Reporting

All work-related incidents resulting in an injury or illness must be reported to the Human Resources Office as soon as possible. Our office also tracks all non-employee incidents that result in an injury or illness. Information about reporting injuries and illness is available.

Safety Training

Our office offers training for new staff, as well as sessions on bloodbourne pathogens; adult and child CPR and AED use; adult and child first aid; asbestos, biohazard and radiation awareness; laboratory safety for students and instructors; respirator training; and spill prevention control and countermeasures. Learn more about each training and to schedule a session.

Laboratory Safety

Always exercise extra caution when working with chemicals, biological material, open flames and other potential hazards in the laboratory. Learn more about Laboratory Safety and Waste Management. To request an evaluation of your lab for compliance or for assistance in developing special procedures, please contact Environmental Safety at 410-546-6485.

Frequently Asked Questions