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.
Stewardship. We are committed to being responsible stewards of environmental health & safety by utilizing an all-hazard awareness philosophy and in turn developing or maintaining business practices that promote responsible oversight.
Customer Service. We are committed to providing the highest levels of service to our customers by communicating effectively, providing effective consultation and solutions in a timely manner, providing training needs, and being professional and courteous at all times.
Excellence. We are committed to providing the highest standards of quality while striving continuously to improve.
Employee Development. We promote the continuing education and professional development of our staff to ensure the highest level of service.