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Environmental Health and Safety

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at the University of Central Missouri works to provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment for UCM students, faculty, staff and visitors. EHS works closely with the campus community to ensure potential hazards are identified and eliminated. The EHS team includes full time professionals and EHS student techs. Together, we help UCM comply with all federal, state and local regulations and provide guidance regarding safety, health, environmental and emergency preparedness at UCM.

If you have questions or concerns regarding environmental health and safety at UCM, please notify your supervisor or UCM contact.


In case of an emergency, please contact Public Safety 24 hours a day / 7 days a week @ 660-543-4123.  Everyone has a role in Campus Safety.   If you see something, say something. 

Hazardous Waste

If a student, faculty, staff, or visitor has any questions regarding UCM’s Hazardous Waste Program, hazardous chemical spills, or how to properly dispose of chemicals, please call Public Safety and ask for the Environmental Coordinator. Let the Public Safety Dispatcher know if it’s an emergency.

Chemical Surplus Pickup Form

Safety Data Sheets

Products and chemicals that are considered to be hazardous must have an SDS on file in the department where they will be used. 

Each department at UCM is responsible for maintaining a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) file for all chemicals within their department.  At UCM, these SDSs can be stored in a binder in the area where the chemicals are used.  The binder must be maintained and updated by that department and must be easily accessible for all employees.  An online SDS Database ( contains some of the SDSs for chemicals and products used in most universities.  This database will be expanded as additional departments are inventoried.  Individuals can also send a request to EHS to have an SDS added.  If the chemical or product was not purchased through UCMarket, a copy of the SDS must be sent to EHS.

Health Programs

If an individual has questions or concerns regarding:

  • Indoor air quality
  • Asbestos, mold, lead
  • Infection control
  • Food service sanitation
  • Ergonomics
  • Swimming pool sanitation

Please call Public Safety and ask for the Environmental, Health & Safety Manager.



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