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July is UV Safety Month. Learn how to protect yourself from harmful rays and reduce your risk of skin cancer. Stay safe while enjoying summer!

Fireworks Safety

It's the time of year for barbecues and outdoor celebrations, but this summer, you might consider leaving the fireworks up to the experts. Thousands of people, mostly children and young adults, require medical treatment every year for injuries sustained from fireworks-related incidents. However you choose to celebrate, know the risks and stay safe! 

Service. Quality. Knowledge.

The OSU Environmental Health and Safety Department consists of four teams - Environmental Compliance, Fire and Life Safety, Laboratory Safety, and Occupational and Construction Safety. Our primary goal is to promote health, safety, and environmental protection by providing exemplary programs and services in support of the university's mission.

Student Employee Feature

Gabe Taylor
Gabe is a Fire and Life Safety Assistant for EHS. He is from Tulsa, OK, majoring in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, with a focus on Wildlife Conservation. His favorite thing about OSU is the culture. If he could go anywhere on vacation, he would visit the Bahamas. Thanks for being on our team, Gabe!

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Respiratory Protection

Required annually for members who wear respiratory protection.

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Bloodborne Pathogen

Required annually for members under OSHA's standard.

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Employee Training

Topics include haz comm, fire safety, office safety, back safety, and slips, trips, and falls.

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Fire Safety Training

Includes hands-on fire extinguisher training using the Bullex simulator.

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Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste Training

Training for principal investigators and graduate assistants.


Additional Training Opportunities

Keeping our campus safe and healthy is one of our top priorities.
Our education and training programs are valuable tools for spreading an awareness of safety, health responsibilities, and accident prevention.

OSHA 300A Logs

Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers with more than 10 employees to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. 

Popular Resources

Accidents and Injuries

Accident and near-miss reporting and contacts for emergency safety concerns.

Chemical Disposal

Tips for storing and requesting the removal of chemical and material wastes.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Tell us how we did and help us improve our services.

Important Contact Information

OSU Police Department address and a list of important phone numbers on and off campus.

Online Chemical Inventory

The entry point for the OSU online chemical inventory program.

Open Flame Safety

Open Burn Permits, Grill Permits, and hot work information.


Fact Sheets

Access useful fact sheets and brief safety information. Topics include:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Ergonomics
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls

Forms and Permits

Access popular forms and permits. Topics include:

  • Satellite Accumulation Area Weekly Survey
  • Construction Permit
  • Temporary Structure Permit
  • Employee Exposure Report Form


Access safety information and guidance documents. Topics include:

  • Addressable Fire Alarm Systems
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Machine Guarding Checklist
  • Respiratory Protection Program Manual

Reporting Safety ConcernsCall EHS with any concerns regarding the safety of campus personnel or facilities.

Such concerns could include unsafe work environments or classrooms, unsafe work practices, perceived poor indoor air quality, and more.

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