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Fresh Cut Trees/Foliage and Seasonal Decorations

Annual guidance regarding the use of fresh cut trees/foliage and other seasonal decorations has been undated at Please be sure to follow these important precautions for the safety of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Note: this policy does not apply to the University of Missouri Healthcare System.

Updated November 18, 2022


HSI Training Portal Now Live

EHS has completed the migration of all EHS online training courses from OneCanvas to a new Learning Management System (LMS) titled HSI. To access this new LMS your employees must first login to EHS Assistant and then visit the embedded EHS Training Portal.  A tutorial demonstrating the EHS Online Training Portal and HSI Training Portal can be found on the EHSA tutorial page.  Please verify/update your worker roster in EHS Assistant so your employees will be able to access training resources. A tutorial for adding and removing workers from your worker roster can be found on the EHSA tutorial page as well.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call (573) 882-7018 or email for assistance.

Updated February 1, 2022


Updated Stormwater Management Plan

MU, along with its co-permittees, the City of Columbia and Boone County, have updated their Stormwater Management Plan required by the shared permit. To see the plan, please visit

Updated April 4, 2022


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


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 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