About Us

USC’s Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides a safe and environmentally healthy workplace for students, employees, and the surrounding community. We¬†support the academic research and administrative activities of the university by anticipating potential risks, evaluating safety procedures, and developing new safety procedures and programs.

We reduce and manage risk through the following activities:

  • Develop and implement safety policies and programs
  • Administer safety courses and training
  • Inspect laboratories and facilities for safety
  • Respond rapidly to emergencies
  • Provide operational support to research oversight committees
  • Collaboration with regulatory agencies
  • Provide technical services that identify, evaluate and control potentially hazardous substances and situations

Our divisions include:

  • Hazardous Materials
  • Occupational Health
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Injury Prevention
    • Shop Safety
  • Research Safety
    • Biosafety
    • Laboratory Safety
      • Controlled Substances
    • Radiation Safety
      • Laser Safety
For University Park Campus (UPC) & Health Science campus (HSC) EHS office call 323-442-2200