EHS Staffing Changes Fall 2023

I wanted to make everyone aware of recent and upcoming personnel changes within EHS. First, as I’m sure all of you know, Peggy Gervino is retiring. Her last day will be this Friday. Peggy has been an indispensable member of our team since 2003 and has seen us through the implementation of BUWorks, 2 Executive […]

BU EHS is not offering any fit testing appointments for the month of October 2022, due to the FGH flu clinic.  For more information please visit the BMC fit testing page. 

Tax Free Ethanol Purchasing Update

Effective April 1st EHS will no longer be distributing tax free ethanol for research purposes  at the 650 Albany Street location on the medical campus.  Each building now has its own permit, which is on file with the preferred vendors, and can be ordered for delivery by individual departments.  Please see information below regarding how […]

Cold Stress Newsletter

Please be sure to review the EHS Cold Stress Newsletter.  This newsletter will provide information on cold stress and tips on how to deal with the cold.  If you have any questions regarding any of this content please reach out to EHS.

Heat Related Illnesses Newsletter

Please be sure to review the EHS Heat Stress Newsletter.  This newsletter will provide information on heat related illnesses and tips on how to deal with the heat.  If you have any questions regarding any of this content please reach out to EHS.

Important Safety Message Regarding Hand Sanitizer

Boston University has become aware through recent press coverage that benzene, a contaminant, had been found in specific lots of certain brands of hand sanitizer. Benzene is linked to an increased risk for certain types of cancer. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) reviewed the types of hand sanitizers purchased and none of the identified brands have been […]

Please review updated Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

Boston University (BU) is committed to the safe and compliant use of chemicals in the laboratory. The Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) sets forth the policies, procedures and guidelines in place to protect laboratory workers (and those supporting laboratories at BU), from the health hazards associated with hazardous chemical use in the laboratory. Please review the […]