Emergency BU Alert Boston University’s Charles River Campus will be closed Wednesday, January 28th for the entire day. All academic and administrative activities (e.g. classes, seminars and meetings) are cancelled, however certain essential student services will be operational. Please go to http://www.bu.edu/today for detailed information. When classes resume on Thursday, they will follow the regular class schedule. Whether or how classes are to be made up is at the discretion of individual faculty members. For detailed information about the Boston University Medical campus, please go to http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm Please note: Employees in essential services must report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to, University Police, Facilities Management and Planning, Environmental Health & Safety, University Dining Services, Mail Services, Student Health Services and Network Services. For the very latest information, please go to http://www.bu.edu/today


Many local, state, and federal agencies require that permits be obtained for projects, equipment, and discharges. EHS and other University and Hospital departments maintain many permits and licenses. If the work that you will perform requires additional permits, EHS can guide you on when, why and how to apply for a given permit.

Permit Examples Include:

  • Air and water discharge and other environmental
  • Assembly areas
  • Building and demolition Permits
  • DEA Controlled Substances
  • Hazardous Materials Permits
  • Laboratory registrations
  • Laser Use Permits 
  • Occupancy Permits
  • Radioactive Material Use Permits
  • USDA import/export