About Us​ ​
FIU's Environmental Health and Safety Department is your resource, partner and team. We provide leadership services and guidance to the campus community in many different areas, such as:​ ​
Biological Safety​: Use of biohazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, recombinant DNA, select agents & toxins, inventory control, biohazard evaluations, biosafety cabinets and animal care medical monitoring.​
Chemical Safety: Handling of hazardous materials, material safety data sheets (MSDS), chemical safety evaluations, research protocol reviews, inventory control and personal protection equipment (PPE).​

Controlled Substances Safety:
​Registration, purchase, use, inventory security and disposition of controlled substances.
Environmental Compliance: Requirements for hazardous waste, storage & dilution tanks, stormwater, enviornmental permitting & reports, indoor air quality and pollution prevention.
Fire Safety: ​Covers State fire marshal reviews, building evaluations, fire safety guidelines, fire extinguishers, evacuation drills, hot work permits, automated external difibrilators (AEDs) and Evacu-trak emergency evacuation chairs.
General Safety: ​Access to information on shop, vehicle, golf cart, equipment, electrical, hearing and warehouse safety. Additionally, ergonomics, injury/incident investigations and FIU-SAFE requests.
Laboratory Safety: ​Information covering laboratory safety evaluations, lab hoods, lab closures and relocations, research protocol reviews and the laboratory safety culture resources. 

Laser Safety:​
Registration, purchase, use, inventory of laser devices.

Nano Materials:
​Best safety practices for generation and use of engineered nano materials.
Radiation Safety:​

​Authorization, purchase, use, inventory, storage & disposal of radioactive materials and radiation producing machines and nano materials.


Safety Training:
​Offers classroom & online training for all EH&S functions listed above.
Our Vision​ ​
Environmental Health & Safety’s vision is to be an innovative provider of value-added environmental, health and safety services by working collaboratively with the campuses to help them achieve their goals and by using high-performance teams to exceed the expectations of University stakeholders. It is through this vision that we are able to accomplish the mission of supporting and maximizing environmental, health and safety at Florida International University.
 
EH&S seeks to develop and deliver ‘best in class’ programs that will continuously improve the efficacy of the resources and services available to the university campuses and systems. Through these efforts, the entire university system is able to benefit with higher productivity levels and thrive as an institution.​
Our Mission Statement​ ​
​​To support and guide the University community in protecting our people, environment and property while assuring regulatory compliance. EH&S programs are designed to provide value added services with a customer oriented, educational and colloborative approach for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to better live, learn, teach, work and visit a safe, environmentally friendly campus.
  

 Page Updated: 7/18/2016