Mission Statement

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) helps ensure a safe campus community and promotes environmental responsibility through partnerships with students, faculty, staff and visitors. EHS provides regulatory compliance assistance, training programs, program development and implementation, technical support, inspections and emergency response services.

Current Safety Topics

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy

The purpose of the Brown University COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy is to manage all work that is authorized to take place on campus in a safe and orderly manner.

Research Ramp Up Checklist

This is an important update on research activities at Brown as we monitor the situation with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Research is central to our mission, and the health and safety of our research community is a top priority.

COVID-19 Face Covering Guidance

CDC now recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The purpose is to slow the spread of COVID-19 from people who do not have symptoms.

FAQs: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The following FAQs include details on Brown's actions to protect the health of the community and general information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Emergency Action Plan

The Brown EAP was developed to ensure the safety of Students, Faculty, Staff and visitors in the event of a fire or other emergency. The EAP provides information on evacuation procedures, emergency contact information, hostile intruder guidance, sheltering in place and fire prevention.

Fire Safety for Events

Whenever 50 or more persons attend an event inside a Brown University property, the individual sponsor or a representative of the sponsoring organization must review the Fire Safety for Events policy prior to the event and assure compliance with the specified procedures before and during the event.

Student Group Safety

Brown University student groups using machinery, building performance sets and/or using hazardous substances should be in regular contact with EHS and SAO to discuss training requirements and project plans. These student groups are required to adhere to requirements within the Performing & Visual Art Safety Program and develop a safety manual.