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Emergency Info

It is important to report any injury or personal exposure.

In the event of a fire, serious injury, or other life-threatening situation, call 911 FIRST.


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Food Sanitation

EHS is responsible for drinking water quality and food safety inspections of food vendors and kitchen facilities on campus. Learn about our process, review requirements and guidelines, and fill out permitting forms.

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EHS offers a variety of online, instructor-led, and specialty training for the UT Austin staff, faculty, and students that meet regulatory and policy requirements and support a culture of safety.

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UT HERD (previously EHS Assistant) is the new database app that manages laboratory evaluations, personnel, and chemical inventory.

Important Notice: Nitric Acid Container Failure

Identified Issue: In the fall of 2019 and spring of 2021 the handle of a concentrated nitric acid container fell off while a researcher was moving the container. This resulted in nitric acid spilling onto the floor and in one case splashing on the leg of the researcher. In both instances, the nitric acid container was approximately two years past its expiration date.

Please see the container failure notice full details here (PDF)


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Doggie Doo is a Waller Creek Don’t: FAS departments install pet waste stations to keep Waller Creek

As part of overall plans to help reduce bacterial levels in Waller Creek, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Landscape Services and Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) have teamed up to install pet waste stations to help reduce bacteria levels in Waller Creek.

EHS 2020 Annual Report

EHS 2020 Annual Report

Read the EHS 2020 Annual Report here.

EHS Newsletter Fall 2021

EHS Lab Safety Newsletter Fall 2021

View the latest EHS Lab Safety Newsletter.

EHS Fall 2021 Newsletter

EHS Lab Safety Newsletter Fall 2021

View the latest EHS Lab Safety Newsletter.