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.

Environmental Health & Safety Staff

Russell Furr

Associate Vice Provost for Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
(650) 721-2582

Rudolf Garay

University Fire Inspector
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Frank Gardner

Fac Svcs Mgr 1
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
(650) 723-9754

Lawrence Gibbs

Associate Vice Provost Emeritus
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
(650) 387-1131

James N Gilson

Sr. Safety Engineer
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Zeeb Guarneros

Fire Alarm Technician
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
(650) 380-5543

Marie Hansen

IT Business Analyst
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
(650) 721-6580

Jared Haygood

Fire Alarm Technician
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
(650) 222-6475

Jacob Heywood

Senior Fire Sprinkler Technician
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Shelby F Hurley

Sr. Hazardous Waste Technician
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
(650) 723-5068



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