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.
Help Save Lives and Prevent Injuries
Join the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations across the country as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to stay safe. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.
To learn more click here: http://www.nsc.org/act/events/Pages/national-safety-month.aspx
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.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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.
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.