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Meet MU's Lab Safety Manager

In what we hope to be the first in a series of a new feature on EHS' website, is a profile of Jeff Evers, our Manager of Laboratory Safety. Jeff joined us earlier this year. We welcome feedback on this feature at

Updated August 17, 2021


Updated Process to Obtain Prescription Safety Glasses

While EHS is no longer actively involved in the process to obtain prescription safety glasses, we continue to provide instructions for the process as a service to campus. With the aid of Mizzou Optical, the process has been largely streamlined. See the updated instructions at Contact Mizzou Optical with any questions.

Updated March 30, 2021


Updated RAM Ordering Process

All RAM users are required to enter a requisition into EHS Assistant once an order is placed for radioactive material. The Radiation Safety Manual provides further instructions on submitting a RAM requisition and the requirements for RAM orders. In order to address receiving unexpected packages, the manual has been updated to provide explicit requirements for submitting requisitions. Authorized Users are responsible for monitoring the package tracking information, updating the requisition in EHSA, and notifying EHS of the change. This process will ensure that someone from EHS is available to receive the package. You can review the changes on the Ordering RAM page of the manual. If you have any questions, email

Updated March 16, 2021


New Version of EHS Assistant Now Live

On January 7, 2021, EHS migrated to a new all-web based version (4.0) of our interactive software: Environmental Health & Safety Assistant (aka EHS Assist or EHSA. Access to the software is via the same URL ( but there are also about 20 (and growing) all-new tutorials to help users with the new interface at . We believe these will answer most of the common questions but if additional assistance is necessary please call EHS at 882-7018 during regular business hours (M-F, 7:30-4) and select the appropriate option. You can also email us at

Updated January 7, 2021


New Survey Meter Drop-off and Pick-up Location

Drop‐off and Pick‐up meters at the EHS Chemical Recycling Building office at 1710 East Campus Loop, Columbia, MO 65211. EHS accepts meters for drop off between the hours of 9:00 AM‐ 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM‐4:00 PM. Please ensure that the Instrument Calibration and Repair Form is filled out prior to meter drop off. If you need a loaner meter while yours is out for calibration, one can be borrowed at the time of drop off. Bring any accompanying check sources that may not be attached to the instrument as well as any extra meter probes that need to be calibrated with the meter body.

Updated September 14, 2020


New Biosafety Cabinet Certification Vendor

Effective August 1, 2020, per a competitive bid process overseen by UM Procurement, the University of Missouri's contracted and approved vendor for providing Biosafety Cabinet(BSC) certifications/repairs is ACE Laboratory Systems. All new scheduling appointments must be made through ACE.

Samantha Dunn is the Point of Contact for scheduling this service. Her contact information is as follows:

Samantha Dunn
ACE Laboratory Systems, Inc
Phone: 314-771-7272

Updated August 15, 2020


Self Directed Phone Assistance Now Live at EHS

When you call EHS's main number (882-7018), your call will be answered by an auto-attendant service. To assist you in making the choice you need quickly (which you can enter at any time) please see the key below. Press...

  1. For questions about unwanted materials or collection of such or to reach the chemical/equipment redistribution program
  2. For assistance with shipping hazardous materials (chem, rad, bio) both on campus and offsite
  3. For other lab safety questions (general, chem, rad, bio)
  4. For safety questions not related to laboratories
  5. For environmental questions including indoor air, asbestos, lead, air/water pollution and industrial hygiene
  6. For assistance with EHSA - the Environmental Health and Safety Assistant Online Web Portal

Updated June 1, 2020