Environmental Health & Safety at BU
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) provides a full range of environmental, health, and safety services to the Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC) communities.
Boston University is committed to Environmental Health & Safety in accordance with the Boston University Statement of Commitment to Environmental Health and Safety and as described in BU’s culture of safety and responsibility guidelines.
Boston University demonstrates this commitment by providing education, resources, and services to enable a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, patients, and others visiting our facilities, as well as compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations.
How is Environmental Health & Safety organized?
The following divisions have Environmental Health & Safety oversight responsibilities at Boston University and work closely together with the BU and BMC communities:
Campus & Clinical Safety
Environmental & Waste Management
Medical Physics & Radiation Safety
The division is divided into two areas. Radiation Safety has core responsibilities regarding the use of clinical and research radiation sources while ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Similarly, Medical Physics has the core responsibility of ensuring the safe and proper functioning of diagnostic imaging equipment with specific regard to image quality.
These four divisions provide a full range of Environmental Health & Safety services to the Boston University and Boston Medical Center communities.