Environmental Health & Safety
The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) office oversees EHS requirements for the UALR campus in complying with federal, state, and local regulations including NFPA fire codes, Arkansas Department of Labor (ADOL) safety codes, and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
EHS office duties include:
- Chemical hygiene
- Radiation safety
- Asbestos assessment and abatement
- Indoor air quality
- Hazardous materials management
- ADOL/OSHA compliance
- Accident investigation
- Occupational safety training
- Laboratory safety
- EPA/ADEQ compliance
- Stormwater management
In addition, the EHS department provides “hands on” safety training for Facilities Management employees as well as the campus community upon request.
It is the mission of the UALR Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) office to provide services which support work practices that promote a healthful and safe working and learning environment. Through collaborative efforts with campus departments, we strive to develop a culture of environmental, health, and safety responsibility that is a priority for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
To achieve our mission, the EHS staff is committed to providing excellence through customer service and professional consultation that establishes lasting collaborative relationships and credibility. In so doing, we hope to provide an environment that is safe, conducive to learning, promotes research, and is in alignment with the University’s strategic goals.
COMMITMENT - EHS is committed the responsible and ethical execution of environmental health & safety duties. It is our collective belief, obligation, and privilege to provide the very best service we can to our community and to those who hold us responsible and accountable.
OPENNESS - We strive to maintain a philosophy of inclusiveness while cultivating relationships, collaborating with colleagues, and conceptually developing programs. We are open to new ideas and welcome all opinions to enable us to enact and implement programs which meet the needs of regulatory agencies as well as our community.
RESPECT - We understand our responsibly as a campus authority and vow to be tactful and treat everyone with respect in the performance of our duties.
EXCELLENCE - We strive to provide the very best service and to continually improve our staff’s abilities through continuing education and professional development.