Buildings & Facilities

Buildings & Facilities

EH&S is dedicated to keeping Harvard personnel safe and protecting building and facility operations and compliance.

Our buildings and facilities guidance focuses on building and facility managers, operations and technical staff, trades supervisors and staff, and administrative support.

Building Renovation
Environmental and safety risk management support during renovation project planning, design, and implementation
Emergency Response
Campus-specific guidance and tools about responding to different emergencies
Managing environmental compliance requirements and risks
Risk management for food safety, drinking water, pest control, swimming pool safety, and communicable diseases
Supporting fire safety measures in Harvard's residential, academic, research, and administrative facilities
Occupational Safety
OSHA and other regulatory and technical information to ensure the safety of personnel working, studying, or living at Harvard

Department Contact

Department Update

EH&S, along with FMO Fire Services, conducted over 100 emergency evacuation drills ensuring the operability of building alarm/notification systems and the effectiveness of evacuation procedures. Did your alarm ring this past month? 

Did You Know?

There are three Department of Labor (DOL) agencies responsible for enforcing laws protecting the safety and health of US workers. These include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).