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Environmental Health & Safety


Welcome to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at Boston College.

Boston College is committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment. Among its highest priorities are the health and safety of all faculty, staff, and students, the visiting public, and members of the neighboring community. In support of its commitment, the University has established an Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) within the Facilities Management Division in order to implement environmental and occupational health and safety programs and to ensure compliance with all relevant governmental laws and regulations.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our department.

N. Gail Hall, Director


Services & Resources

Environmental Programs

BC's environmental programs address both compliance with regulations and improving environmental protection performance.

Hazardous Waste

Information regarding the management of regulated hazardous wastes such as chemicals, oils, paints and paint thinners, pesticides, and cleaners.  Also includes information regarding the disposal of biohazard and sharps wastes, photographic wastes, gas cylinders, and recyclable wastes such as batteries and electronic equipment

Laboratory Safety

Includes information regarding chemical safety, radiation safety, biosafety, and laboratory information.

Traning Programs

Information about EHS training programs established to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental health and safety standards.

Fire Safety

Information about fire safety programs aimed at prevention, preparedness, and compliance with local, state, and federal fire safety regulations.

MSDS Links

Material safety data sheets are now available online in electronic form.

Special Recycling

Includes information regarding disposal resources for computers and batteries.

Occupational Health and Safety

Includes indoor air quality, asbestos, and OSHA Health and Safety information and resources.

Radiation Safety Training

Information on controlling exposure to radiation as well as information on radiation safety training and the University's radiation safety manual.

Information Library

Includes EHS manuals, training documents, and publications, as well as links to state and federal agencies.

Contact Information

EHS staff directory with contact information and areas of oversight and responsibility.

To report a campus emergency

Boston College Police Department


2-4444 from campus phones

In the event of a fire

Evacuate building

Activate building fire alarm system

Call 911