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 fulltime 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.

Working to Protect You

 In Case of Emergency

Accident Procedures

If you are involved in an accident or are injured while on UCM property, immediately call Public Safety at 660-543-4123 or dial 911. For additional information, please refer to our “What to do in case of accident/injury” procedures.


Hazardous Waste

If you see a chemical spill, please report the spill immediately to Public Safety at 660-543-4123. 

Safety Data Sheets

Welcome to Environmental Health & Safety's MSDS information page. An MSDS is a written document required under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Communications Standard to identify hazardous chemicals, their health and physical hazards, exposure limits and precautions. The University maintains over 6,000 copies of MSDSs on file. EH&S keeps MSDSs up-to-date and available to our faculty, staff, and students using these materials by constantly researching and obtaining the information from the manufacturers. Through our Hazard Communication Program, EH&S has hard copies of MSDSs available at this time, however, in the near future MSDSs will be accessible on this site via the internet.

Each department at UCM is responsible for maintaining a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for all chemicals within the department.

The EH&S staff is more than happy to assist you with any information needed in the day-to-day usage of chemicals and materials you might encounter on campus. Stop by, drop us a note, or call us at (660) 543-8282. Our normal work hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. For 24-hour emergency service, call (660) 543-4123.

Questions regarding issues, such as indoor air quality, food service sanitation or ergonomics? We’re here to help.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding environmental health and safety at UCM, please call Public Safety at 660-543-4123 and ask for Environmental Health and Safety.


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