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

Hurricane Plan

The Brown University Hurricane Plan is designed to provide planning information and procedures for hurricanes.

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.


MSDSonline is used to manage and access hazardous substance inventories and safety data sheets (SDSs) for departments (non-laboratory) and student groups working with or around hazardous substances.