Environmental Health & Safety

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is the principal health and safety office at Stanford University. EH&S works closely with the University Safety Partners (the designated safety officers in the laboratory schools, Operations and Maintenance and Housing and Food Services) and the safety coordinators, safety committees, administrators and faculty in the departments. If you need help or information about health and safety, call EH&S at 723-0448.

For more information about Environmental Health & Safety, please visit their website:

Major Activities

EH&S works in partnership with faculty, researchers, staff and students to promote safe and healthful laboratory environments that will support the University's science and research mission. Guidelines and resources for a variety of laboratory activities can be found on their website.

EH&S offers a variety of programs & services to ensure that we all have a safe place to learn, live and work. In this section you will find information on everything from preparing for an earthquake to setting up your computer workstation; from what to pour on a fire to what not to pour down the drain.

Numerous health, safety, and environmental issues must be addressed as a result of undertaking maintenance and construction activities. If you are planning or involved in a renovation or construction project, large or small, contact EH&S.

The Environmental Programs Group of EH&S  is responsible for managing programs that minimize the environmental impact of the activities conducted at Stanford University, including hazardous waste management, chemical spill response, and emissions control.


480 Oak Road
Stanford, CA 94305-8007
United States
T: 650-723-0448


(650) 723-0448, (650) 723-7403