EHSO Units

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) is responsible for protecting and preserving the health and safety of Emory’s faculty, staff, students and visitors. This is accomplished by the following organizational units that function in coordination under a One EHSO model. EHSO works collaboratively across the enterprise with stakeholders from the research, education, campus services and healthcare communities to support the University’s overarching mission: create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. As part of the Office of Research Administration, EHSO works to facilitate research and discovery.


The Environmental unit supports and services Emory with a focus on protecting human health and environmental resources.

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Industrial Hygiene

The Industrial Hygiene unit uses environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure; it employs engineering, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential health hazards.

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Occupational Safety

The Occupational Safety unit partners with the Emory community to ensure safe working conditions through the identification, evaluation, and control of occupational risks.

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Radiation Safety

The Radiation Safety unit helps minimize occupationally related exposures to radiation; and it helps ensure that all radioactive materials used follow local and national rules and regulations.

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Research Safety

The Research Safety unit provides consulting services, training programs, and risk management support to all University community members.

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Waste Management

The Environmental unit operates the chemical, radioactive and universal waste (i.e. lamps and batteries) disposal program.

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