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Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental protection oversees hazardous waste, stormwater runoff and air permitting.Occupational safety oversees building safety, ergonomics and all occupational activities.Public health oversees poll and food safety, food permitting and pest control.EHS mission statementEHS vision statement

Safety Awareness Training Now Through Human Resources Site

The online Safety Awareness training is now hosted through Cornerstone facilitated by Human Resources. Self-enroll to complete the course through https://ttu.csod.com/samldefault.aspx

City of Lubbock Statement on Coronavirus

There are currently no cases of coronavirus in Lubbock, but the City is making preparations with health care professionals for the possibility of a case. Preparations include monitoring state and national announcements, distributing advisory and educational information to local providers, schools and hospitals, working with infection control personnel and laboratories to review testing and isolation protocols.

There are simple steps everyone can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like the novel coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Disinfect surfaces.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • If you're sick, stay home. 

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The TA Workshop is Back!

TA workshop

Are you a TA, lab supervisor or Lab Safety Captain? Attend the TA & Lab Leadership Workshop to gain useful information on handling emergencies in your lab and improving safety in your work areas. 

When: Monday, February 3rd 5:30PM-7:30PM

Where: SUB Ballroom

What: Great information, dinner and door prizes

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Chemical Waste Pick Ups Closed

EHS chemical waste requests and pick up will be closed until Monday, February 3rd for the quarterly shipment period. Normal pick up operations will resume Tuesday, February 4th.

Biological Waste Pick Ups Closed Friday, January 31st

Biological waste pick ups are closed on Friday, January 31st for EHS staff to attend a training session. Biowaste pick up resumes Friday, February 7th. 

Quick Links 

Emergency & Reporting

SCAN report

Report an incident

Emergency Procedures


safety training

Academic & Research Safety

University Lab safety Manual


Safety data sheet database

Access chemical inventory

Request Forms

Submit a waste request

Request a food permit

Submit a material shipping form

Environmental Health & Safety