Environmental Health and Safety serves in various capacities across the sciences and campus. Primary responsibilities of the department include laboratory safety, general safety management, and environmental compliance. The department offers safety training to both employees and students of Berea College and is actively involved in policy development and implementation.
The department helps with the procurement of hazardous materials and disposal of chemical and biological waste. The department also conducts indoor air quality and ergonomic work station evaluations and environmental assessments.
Utilizing student labor and technology, the Environmental Health and Safety department oversees the computer chemical inventory system, material safety data sheets for chemicals used by the College, computer safety work stations, and manages the circulation of chemicals throughout the Science building, Agriculture building, and in the Technology and Industrial Arts building.