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.

Stony Brook University is hosting 4-Hour Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC) Training

Erosion and Sediment Control

Date: April 16, 2015
9:00 AM registration, Class is 9:30 AM- 2:00PM
Cost $58.00
Photo ID required

Under the SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity, certain contractors (Trained Contractor) and certain Qualified Inspectors are required to complete 4 hours of Department endorsed training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control (E&SC) every 3 years. To satisfy this training requirement, the Department has partnered with County Soil and Water Conservation Districts across the State to deliver a 4 hour E&SC training course. In addition, the Department accepts the following training options as meeting the 4 hour endorsed training requirement:

  • The NYS Builders Association Online version of the DEC endorsed, 4-hour E&SC course (For details click on NYSBA Online Training link in right column of this page under Links Leaving DEC's Website).
  • The 1-day "CPESC Exam Review Course" for those taking the CPESC exam. Eligibility requirements may apply. Local courses may be listed on the training calendar.

A Stormwater Trainee (SWT) identification (ID) number will be assigned to each person that completes the NYSDEC 4-hour training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control (ESC) to satisfy the State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Construction Activity General Permit #GP-0-08-001. Each trainee that wishes to obtain a wallet card with the SWT ID must provide the contact information requested, including his/her home mailing address. The trainee must be prepared to show his/her NYS Driver License (or non-driver photo ID with proof of address) on the day of training to verify that the information is correct. If you need assistance please email amy.combs@stonybrook.edu or 631-632-6487.

Click here to register and pay for this training

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Eighty percent of American drivers believe hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. But that is just not the case. More than 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer because the brain remains distracted by the conversation. When talking on a cell phone, drivers can miss seeing up to half of what's around them, such as traffic lights, stop signs and pedestrians.

Visit the Stony Brook University Police Department Reactions - Not Distractions website to take the pledge to stop distractions while driving. To learn more about distracted driving, please visit the National Safety Council Distracted Driving Awareness Month website.

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.

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.