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EHS Mission Statement

Our Vision

To promote and maintain a safe and healthful environment by ensuring the highest level of environmental health and safety services for faculty, staff, students, and visitors at the University of Connecticut.

Our Mission

To provide comprehensive environmental health and safety services for the University community by developing and administering effective policies and procedures that prevent personal injuries and maintain regulatory compliance in the areas of biological, chemical, occupational, and radiation safety, thereby supporting the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service.

Our Goals

  • Ensure that all written policies, procedures, and training materials for applicable regulatory standards are established, current, and delivered to appropriate campus groups
  • 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 University 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 campus community.