Environmental Health and Safety promotes safety and environmental stewardship through the development and implementation of a variety of environmental, health and safety programs. Your awareness and involvement will help to ensure compliance and the well-being of our campus community.

Halloween Safety Tips

The Fire Marshals office reminds all students, faculty, and staff that while Halloween is one of the most thrilling nights of the year for all, it can also be one of the most dangerous. Halloween can indeed be scary, with increases in pedestrian injuries, burns and other injuries.

Make this Halloween a time of safe frights by practicing the following safety tips:

  • Carry a flashlight to see and be seen.
  • When purchasing a costume, check to be sure itís flame resistant.
  • Put "glow-in-the-dark" or reflective patches or strips on your costumes so drivers can see you better.
  • Use glow sticks or battery operated candles inside jack-o-lanterns instead of open flame candles.
  • Keep candles, pumpkins with candles, matches and lighters out of childrenís reach.

Students may not proceed with the construction of a haunted house unless they receive permission from the Division of Campus Residences and the Campus Fire Marshal. The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control offers the following message to help make your Halloween a safe one.




Laboratory Safety


Stony Brook University places the highest emphasis on protecting the safety and health of all persons who work in or visit our facilities. Stony Brook requires all students, faculty, staff and visitors to strictly adhere to required laboratory safety practices and procedures as established by the Federal, State and University regulations, policies and recognized industry standards. Your awareness and involvement will build a strong safety culture and help assure the success of the academic and research mission of the University. Please visit the EH&S Laboratory Safety website to learn more.

Ebola Virus Information

Biohazard Toxins

Stony Brook University is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information on the Ebola virus outbreak in several West African countries. For more information, please go to Ebola Virus Information.

Focus on Lab Safety

Select Toxins

Biohazard Toxins

Stony Brook University is a registered entity with the Federal Select Agent Program and is subject to periodic review by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the possession, use and transfer of BSAT. In order to ensure compliance with the select toxin "due diligence" provision of the regulations, Principal Investigators who possess select toxins are required to report their current inventory to EH&S. For more information about this requirement, please see Rules for Possession, Use and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins.