• Welcome to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

    Welcome to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

    Welcome to the Georgetown University Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Come visit us in LM-12 Preclinical Science Building.

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  • Chemical Safety Program

    Chemical Safety Program

    EH&S provides services designated to minimize the risks associated with hazardous chemicals used in research and teaching laboratories, including support facilities.

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  • Biological Safety Program

    Biological Safety Program

    EH&S is responsible for regulating and monitoring the use of biological and biohazardous materials in research laboratories throughout Georgetown University.

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  • Radiation Safety Program

    Radiation Safety Program

    A member of the Radiation Safety Office performs a radiation inspection. The RSO is responsible for the control of radiological materials in laboratories at Georgetown University.

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  • Training

    Training

    EH&S provides training sessions that are specific to the hazards associated with workplace and research activities.

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  • Waste Management

    Waste Management

    EH&S is responsible for the safe and compliant disposal of biological, radioactive, and pharmaceutical waste for Georgetown University. Waste materials must be properly packaged and labeled in preparation for disposal.

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  • General Laboratory Safety Programs

    General Laboratory Safety Programs

    Include additional lab safety requirements such as fire/life safety, electrical safety, personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness. EH&S provides support by conducting various inspections, audits, and workplace assessments.

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Mission Statement

Georgetown University is committed to safety, health, and environmental protection in all of its programs and activities. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) manages Chemical Safety Programs and General Laboratory Safety for the Medical Center, in addition to the Biological, Radiation, Controlled Substances and Laser Safety Programs university wide. GUMC affiliated satellite facilities in the DC Metro area are also supported by EH&S.


The purpose of this website is to provide the tools and pertinent safety information (e.g., policies, procedures, forms, etc.) to promote a safe and healthy work environment while maintaining regulatory compliance with applicable standards and guidelines.   Although our areas of control are those listed above please call us at (202) 687-4712 with any safety concerns or questions you might have.  We are here to help.


Current Affairs 

Incident in Basic Science (Incompatible chemicals can have a violent exothermic reaction)

UCLA's Legal Fees in Fatal Lab Fire Case Neared $4.5 Million

 

 

 

Training and Education

Training being an important component to all safety programs, EH&S routinely offers scheduled training courses. In the near future EH&S will also be offering some of its courses online. In the meantime click here and be taken to our current course schedule and online registration page

WASTE 

For more information regarding the disposal and management of waste, click on the category of waste on the main menu on the left (Mixed Hazardous Waste is in the Radiation Safety tab), or call the EH&S office at (202) 687-4712

Biological Waste Disposal (Red Bag Waste/Sharps)

  • Every 4th Wednesday of the month from 2:00-2:30 pm WG-01 TRB

Radioactive Waste Disposal 

  • Medical Center- Mondays and Thursdays 11:00-11:30am WG-01 TRB

  • Regents Hall- 1st Wednesday of each month from 2:30-3:00pm 151D Regents Hall (Loading Dock)

Controlled Substances (Pharmaceutical) Waste

  • Refer to Safe, Use, Storage and Disposal of Controlled Substances Policy

For Chemical Waste pickup (Medical Ctr & University) connect with GU's Office of Safety & Environmental Management (SEM)