News and Updates

July 29, 2015

Some mosquitoes trapped throughout the region have, as expected, recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

June 30, 2015

EH&S Connections is our newsletter intended for a broad audience of personnel at the University who are involved in the management of EH&S issues for their local schools/departments.

May 19, 2015

In preparation for Harvard’s 364th Commencement on May 28, 2015, key leadership from across the University as well as first responders from the Cambridge Fire Department, Cambridge Police Department, Professional Ambulance, and Securitas participated in an emergency “tabletop” exercise on April 29, 2015 to review and practice Harvard’s emergency plans and procedures.

April 9, 2015

Announcing Harvard University's new Critical Position Policy.

March 26, 2015

Any unwanted chemicals will be collected and removed directly from your lab. Chemicals in good condition will be available for swap/recycling at designated swap locations.

November 26, 2014

CDC: Advice to Consumers and Retailers -
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Linked to Bean Sprouts

November 24, 2014

In 2011, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) introduced changes to the design of the Class 9 miscellaneous hazard label in 49 CFR 172.446. All shippers are required to use the new label format as of October 1, 2014.

October 22, 2014

State regulation regarding disposal of food waste takes effect on Wednesday October 1, 2014.

August 12, 2014

We are pleased to present the EH&S FY14 annual report.

July 28, 2014

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. 75 percent of the forty tropical storm systems that have impacted the New England region in the past century have struck during the months of August and September.

May 13, 2014

Harvard University’s ability to document success requires a comprehensive and transparent GHG inventory. In FY2013 Harvard University implemented a new online tool, HARA.

April 29, 2014

A new web-based inspection system allows users to centrally manage results and corrective actions with data posted in real time by EH&S professionals.

October 29, 2013

APC by Schneider Electric, and in partnership with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, has decided to recall certain cord-connected surge protector products made before 2003 as the affected products may present a fire hazard under infrequent, abnormal building wiring and electrical conditions.

October 9, 2013

October 6th through October 12th is fire safety week.

February 27, 2013

The Business Continuity program is a University-wide planning and preparedness effort intended to ensure that Harvard University maintains its essential operations during and following disruptive incidents

November 6, 2012

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an important factor in your safety when working in the laboratory.

November 6, 2012

Over the past several months, EH&S staff have been working to improve our web presence to provide our clients with better access to information, aligned with the groups we serve.