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Environmental Health and Safety

Administering environmental, health, and safety programs to protect the American University community.

What We Do

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety administers environmental, health, and safety needs for American University and assists the campus in monitoring compliance with federal and local laws and regulations.

This office oversees the use of chemicals and hazardous materials and offers a range of safety resources to students, faculty and staff.

Featured Programs

Chemical Inventory

EH&S is currently conducting an annual chemical inventory reconciliation. See the Chemical Safety page for detailed instructions on maintaing the inventory of chemicals in your laboratory.

Biological Safety

We are improving and expanding our Biological Safety program! This includes new online safety training requirements for staff and students who work with biohazards. See the Biological Safety page for more information.

Respiratory Protection

Face masks are everywhere these days, so you may have questions about using respiratory protection at work. Visit the Respiratory Protection page for more information!