The mission of the Environmental Health and Safety Office is to provide and support comprehensive environmental, health, and safety programs and services in support of the University’s mission to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.


Research/Biological Safety
The Research Safety office is responsible for regulatory compliance regarding laboratory safety. We accomplish this by providing services, including:

  • Review of protocols using biological toxins, recombinant DNA, or human tissues, etc.
  • Bloodborne Pathogen and Lab Safety Training to identified personnel
  • Lab Inspections

Environmental Compliance
The Environmental Compliance program of EHSO provides support to Emory University, Oxford College, Emory Healthcare and other elements of the Emory Enterprise by assisting with issues related to environmental compliance with Federal, State and local environmental regulations. This division of EHSO also provides a variety of support services related to laboratory and Campus Services operations.

Safety / Industrial Hygiene
The Safety/Industrial Hygiene group is responsible for the development and implementation of occupational safety and health programs. This is accomplished through risk assessment, job hazard analysis and trending accidents and injuries

Radiation Safety
The Radiation Safety Office serves a dual role within the University. First, to help minimize occupationally related exposures to radiation, and second, to ensure that all radioactive materials used are in compliance with the rules and regulations of Georgia DNR, FDA, and EPA and that machine-produced radiation use is consistent with regulations of the Georgia DHR and FDA.