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Mission Statement

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.

Emergency Response

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.

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