The primary mission of the Office of Environmental Health
& Safety (OEHS) is to advance and support a safe and healthful
environment at VCU and VCUHS. OEHS works to meet this goal
through surveys, consultation, teaching, advising and environmental
monitoring. As the University's liaison, OEHS works with outside
agencies and organizations to address all applicable standards.
OEHS is divided into three sections: Radiation Safety, Chemical/Biological
Safety, and Fire and Occupational Safety. OEHS offices are
located on both campuses and provide emergency response 24-hours
a day. The Safety Awareness Program and Handbook for New Employees
and the VCU Safety Manual offer more detailed information
about the office and its services.
Radiation/Chemical/Biological Emergencies: Call 828-9834.
After normal working hours and on weekends, a Telecommunications
operator will contact a staff member.
Hospital: Call *50
East Campus University Buildings: Call *50 or 828-1234
West Campus: Call 828-1234
Effective January 1, 2015, Mary Beth Taormina will be named Interim Director of the Office of Environmental Health & Safety.