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Environmental Health and Safety


Kansas State University is a comprehensive, research, land grant institution first serving students and the people of Kansas, and also the nation and the world. We recognize the potential impacts of our activities on the environment, and the safety of individuals, through our mission as a land-grant institution. We value the people, land and natural resources that are part of the campus and surrounding communities, and strive to manage our programs in a manner that protects the global/local human and natural environments.

The mission of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety is to achieve compliance with applicable federal, state and local environmental and safety statutes, regulations, enforceable agreements, and permits, and to strive for continual improvement in environmental performance. We are responsible for the development and implementation of environmental, health and safety policies, procedures and programs. This includes, but is not limited to environmental monitoring, tracking and reporting, hazard analysis, safety training, incident investigation and emergency response.

These services are designed to eliminate, reduce, or control environmental, safety and health risks and impacts, ensure regulatory compliance, and demonstrate environmental excellence through a continuous improvement process. The department works in cooperation with the Emergency Management Coordinator to provide assistance in the event of any emergency. Department personnel work closely with the University Police to provide a safe and secure campus.

With the implementation of the College Environmental Health and Safety Committees, the Department of Environmental Health and Safety acts as consultant and auditor to the Kansas State University colleges.