Emory Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) has university-wide responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining EHS programs to control occupational exposures and to oversee the implementation of the mandated federal/state laws, regulations, and guidelines promulgated by the Occupational Safety and health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as well other relevant agencies.
EHSO supports the university's mission through oversight and guidance for the use, storage and disposal of the following materials used in research, clinical, academic and operational activities:
- Biological toxins, infectious agents, or recombinant DNA agents
- Radioactive materials
EHSO activities are guided by institutional committees:
- Radiation Safety Committee
- Chemical Safety Committee
- Institutional Health and Biosafety Committee