Laboratory Deep Cleaning Protocol for SARS-CoV-2
EHS has created a deep cleaning protocol which should be activated upon notification from the University that a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed for a University of Missouri employee, student, or contractor who performs work in a MU owned or leased laboratory. Please visit the Laboratory Deep Cleaning Protocol for SARS-CoV-2 page to view the protocol.
Updated April 23, 2020
EHS Offices: Limited On Campus Services
EHS has been modifying services as needed and some limited services are available to service essential work taking place on campus.
While our response time to routine needs may be delayed beyond our normal turnaround time, we will make every effort to support campus to a comparable level of service. We appreciate your understanding during these unusual times.
Waste Collection: EHS will resume waste collection services (bio, chem and rad) on our normal schedule.
Chemical Redistribution Program: In an effort to continue to provide cost effective solutions to campus in regards to chemical and equipment purchases, the CRB will now be open from 8 am-Noon and 1-5 pm Monday - Friday with modified measures to ensure social distancing while you shop. We are also offering a new option of curbside pickup as well. To place your curbside pickup order please complete the following Chemical Order Form and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the Chemical Redistribution Program to learn more about the program and to search our free chemical inventory.
All other EHS programs are being supported remotely during normal business hours. The EHS phone tree continues to function as normal. After hours, the same procedures are in place, you can leave a message or if you have an immediate emergency need, EHS can be called back onto campus by contacting the MU Police Department at 882-7201
Updated May 21, 2020
COVID-19 Contact Information
The following is presented as information only. EHS is not the lead agency for response to COVID-19. Follow the links below for up-to-date information on COVID-19 (formerly Novel Coronavirus), including who to contact for more information.
Updated March 11, 2020
Handwashing-What You Need to Know
EHS has updated the embedded video on this page to display CDC's "What You Need to Know About Handwashing." The video has no sound and is two minutes long. Scroll down to view.
Updated March 11, 2020
Self Directed Phone Assistance Now Live at EHS
The next time 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...
- For questions about unwanted materials or collection of such or to reach the chemical/equipment redistribution program
- For assistance with shipping hazardous materials (chem, rad, bio) both on campus and offsite
- For other lab safety questions (general, chem, rad, bio)
- For safety questions not related to laboratories
- For environmental questions including indoor air, asbestos, lead, air/water pollution and industrial hygiene
- For assistance with EHSA - the Environmental Health and Safety Assistant Online Web Portal
Updated February 14, 2019
If you are needing to request dosimetry or have any dosimetry related questions, please fill out the Dosimetry Application and submit all forms and inquiries to email@example.com.
Updated February 5, 2019
EHS Assist Web Portal Is Now Live
During the last few years Environmental Health & Safety has been working with a private company on the development of an all-encompassing database management system called EHS Assist. On July 1st Environmental Health & Safety launched EHS Assist to the campus community.
The EHS Assist Web Portal is an interface through which users may request services from EHS and track information related to use of chemical, biological or radioactive materials. Many of the functions previously found on the EHS website or managed by paper forms will now be handled through the EHS Assist Web Portal.
In an effort to make this transition as smooth as possible Environmental Health & Safety has created several tutorials to guide you through many of the basic functions of EHS Assist. Live hands-on training classes were held in June 2018. While there are no additional classes scheduled, if you would like a hands-on class scheduled, please contact us via our email or phone number at the bottom of every page.
Updated August 1, 2018