Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is a multi-disciplined department that is tasked with the responsibility of designing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive health, safety and environmental protection program for Amherst College. Through inspections, interdepartmental collaboration and training, the goal of the department is to prevent accidents, emergencies and health related issues, as well as environmental damage.


Working with faculty, staff, students and local, state and federal regulatory agencies the EH&S department develops plans, programs, procedures and best management practices to protect our community, its facilities and the environment we live in.

EH&S at Amherst College is responsible for a number of programs which include, but not limited to; asbestos and lead inspections and abatements, building, fire and life safety, chemical and laboratory safety, construction and workplace health and safety, emergency preparedness and response, environmental compliance, hazardous materials and waste, health and sanitation, incident, illness and injury reporting, occupational health and safety, vehicle registration, pest control and public health.

We encourage members of our community and those that are so inclined to review our website and provide feedback to provide assistance in improving the EH&S program at Amherst College.