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 Campus Safety Policy

The purpose of the Brown University COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy is to manage all teaching, research, learning, work and other activities that are authorized to take place on campus in a safe and orderly manner.

COVID-19 Face Covering Guidance

To slow the spread of COVID-19, CDC recommends, and the State of Rhode Island requires wearing a face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

EHS COVID-19 Compliance Walkthrough Results

Research building walkthroughs are meant to help promote safety and ensure compliance with the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy.  EHS staff are going through all research building common areas weekly and we want to share the results.

Research Ramp Up Checklist

Before ramping up research operations in the laboratory, laboratory supervisors and researchers must ensure that facilities are in safe working condition and new COVID-19 related practices are understood and in place.

Healthy Brown - Community Response to COVID-19

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, Brown’s plans for 2020-21 focus on protecting the health of our community while delivering world-class education and research, and remaining a valued neighbor in our city, state and region.

“Healthy Brown” is a goal and a core value guiding efforts to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Brown University community.

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.