Department of Health & Safety

The University of Mississippi
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  • We’re Your On-campus Hazmat Experts

    The staff of the Department of Health and Safety (DHS) would like to welcome you to the University of Mississippi. Located in the Health and Safety Building, DHS is your resource for safety information, training materials, spill response, environmental issues and hazardous-materials disposal on the Oxford campus. Call DHS if you have any questions about a health and safety issue, need hazardous materials removed for disposal or require hazardous materials to be shipped, even halfway around the world. Remember, only DHS personnel are authorized to provide these services to the university community.

    On the UM Oxford campus, the DHS is responsible for compliance with and enforcement of the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Division of Radiological Health.

    See specific regulations and policies in the UM Policy Directory.

    DHS also provides the safety training that is required of faculty, staff, graduate students and some undergraduates who work with biological, chemical and/or radioactive materials as well as those who use radiation-generating devices.

     

    University Health and Safety Policy

    As a responsible institution of higher education, this university’s laboratories, offices and other facilities shall be maintained as clean and healthful places of employment. Every effort shall be made to design and operate all university facilities in compliance with the spirit and letter of federal, state and local health and safety regulations. The university shall endeavor to promptly provide current and comprehensive information on potential adverse health and safety effects as well as appropriate handling procedures for all hazardous materials handled by both our employees and our students.