EHS ensures that LMU is in compliance with the ever-changing local, state, and federal environmental health and safety regulations. To accomplish this, EHS works closely with Public Safety, Human Resources, Student Health Services, the academic departments and other groups.

Areas where EHS is Involved

  • Air Quality Management
  • Waste Quality Management
  • Proposition 65
  • Hazardous Communication
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Office Safety

EHS is responsible for the safe storage and disposal of hazardous materials generated on campus and leads the cleanup of hazardous material spills. All hazardous waste is disposed of through EHS in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations. Generators are responsible for the cost of hazardous waste disposal.

We can provide safety training to the campus community in the areas of forklift equipment, equipment safety, and chemical and laboratory safety. EHS can help specify safety equipment, perform safety surveys on new or existing equipment and procedures, and help permit equipment and processes.

EHS acts as the contact point for city inspectors and maintains all the environmental health and safety permit files. EHS works with Jesuit Risk Management Services and the university’s insurance carriers on quarterly campus safety inspections.

When to Contact EHS

  • Before starting a new process or procedure that may require regulatory approval.
  • When changing a process that is permitted (i.e. air and water discharges).
  • When disposing of hazardous waste.
  • When general or specific environmental or safety questions arise.
  • When general or specific environmental or safety training is needed.
  • When seeking safety and environmental training resources (i.e. safety videos, etc.).
  • When accidents occur involving hazardous materials.