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HCS: Pictograms

Have you seen the latest changes to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)?
Do you know what pictograms are?
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Working Safely with Nanomaterials

Workers who use nanotechnology in research or production processes may be exposed to nanomaterials through inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion. This fact sheet provides basic information to workers and employers.
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In Case You Haven’t ‘HERD’ About…

March 2014; VI, 1
Staying Healthy in the Tufts Office and Conference Room
Have you checked out the latest issue? With its new format, there is now information that everyone will find interesting in every edition! » read

The Loj

EHS helps Tufts students be safe, even at the LOJ!

Mission Statement

Tufts Environmental Health and Safety (TEHS) promotes health, safety and environmental protection in teaching, research, public service and administrative activities by providing training, advice and other compliance assistance.

TEHS provides leadership in developing and supporting high quality programs that allow students, faculty and staff to protect themselves from potential health hazards they encounter at the University.

In addition, TEHS staff has the expertise needed to direct efforts toward compliance with health, safety and environmental laws and regulations.

In summary, the goal of TEHS is to provide guidance to every manager, supervisor, employee, and student of Tufts University so that a safe, healthful and environmentally sustainable learning environment is achieved and maintained.

Vision and values of the TEHS Staff

Outward vision and values
TEHS staff will make every attempt to provide the levels of service in a timely and thorough manner as defined by our customers, the faculty, staff and students of Tufts University.

Inward vision and values of the TEHS Staff
TEHS staff will work to create a flexible and supportive work environment where each can achieve our full potential, express ourselves openly while respecting each other. Participate in team based decisions, celebrate our achievements, discuss openly our individual, department and University shortcomings and embrace the idea of continual improvement.

Training Schedule

The 2014 TEHS Training Schedule is now available. To review the upcoming training dates » read



News & Site Updates

UPDATED: Chemical Hygiene Plan 

UPDATED: High Hazard Chemical Registration Form and the list of Chemicals Needing a Registration Form 

NEW: The TEHS Office Safety and Health Checklist is a tool to assess the office environment. Supervisors and/or reports are highly encouraged to complete the checklist on a routine basis and when changes (i.e., renovations, relocations, etc.) occur.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tufts University Statement Concerning Regulatory Compliance Obligations (All Faculty and Staff, All Campuses)

UPDATED: NIH Recombinant DNA Guidelines
(Effective March 2013)