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Environmental Health & Life Safety

Environmental Health & Life Safety supports higher education and research in conjunction with the University community by promoting healthy and safe operations and strives to achieve a university culture in which health and safety are core values.

The Department consists of Biological Safety, Fire Marshal, Chemical Safety, Environmental Protection, Food Safety, Occupational Safety, and Radiation Safety sections all here to help you.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Developments

The University of Houston is currently phasing-in operations as part of the University's response to the global outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. For laboratories reactivating paused research laboratory activities, a guidance document is available. 

We will continue to keep our community informed as developments occur. Please visit for more information and frequently asked questions.

Training during Stay Home, Work Safe

EHS will continue to offer scheduled in-person safety training courses through Zoom Meetings platform and other virtual platforms. More information will be sent before the date of the scheduled training to allow you to test your systems and make sure you are able to access the offered in-person safety training courses. EHS has assembled a collection of frequently asked questions

For other questions, please contact us at