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Environmental Health and Safety

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety exists to support uninterrupted research and learning within a safe and healthy environment. Services include environmental compliance, occupational and research safety, radiation safety, hazardous materials management and response, and fire safety. 

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Environmental Health and Safety staff continue to provide services to the K-State community.

During this time of limited operations, the frequency of waste pick-ups may be reduced based on demand. Continue to submit waste pick up requests as normal. Lab Cleanouts have been delayed and new requests are not being accepted. Rad packages are still centrally received, but we ask that you contact Radiation Safety to let staff know anticipated delivery schedules. Review the Research Weekly article for information about the laboratory hibernation process.

Many trainings are transitioning to webinar and online. When these new on-line courses are available, registration information will be provided on K-State Today. Monthly instructor led courses are cancelled. In person safety training for essential personnel is being provided upon request (e.g., personal protective equipment and respiratory protection training). Contact safety@ksu.edu to schedule.

Construction support, such as asbestos and lead surveys and clearances, is continuing on a scheduled basis. Fire and life safety equipment testing and inspections continue on a normal schedule, except monthly fire extinguisher inspections. Schedules for contractor building inspections are available on the fire safety webpage. For additional information call 785-532-5856. Please let EHS know if you have a specific needs for training, safety equipment, respirator fit testing or other services.


Hazardous Waste Awareness Refresher This self paced Hazardous Waste Awareness Online Refresher is for those that have taken the Hazardous Waste Awareness instructor-led course in the past or the Online Hazardous Waste Awareness course (coming soon) within the last year.

2020 Annual Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Testing

Johnson Controls staff is conducting annual fire alarm and/or sprinkler testing in the following buildings. Two inspectors wearing K-State vendor IDs will enter every building designated for testing. 

Proposed schedule:

Fire alarm annualsSprinkler & Standpipe annuals
July schedule coming soon