News

New Training System Coming in Fall 2018

July 18, 2018

Ability LMS will replace Saba LMS in fall 2018.

EHSC Meeting Cancelled

July 16, 2018

The Environmental Health and Safety Committee meeting scheduled for 7-16-2018 has been cancelled.

Click Go-Live Scheduled for August 20, 2018

Click Go-Live Scheduled for August 20, 2018

July 13, 2018

The Safety module of Click will be launching on August 20, 2018, replacing the existing Biological Safety (IBC) and Radiation Safety systems for application submittal, review and approval.

Radiation Safety Welcomes Alex Dawson

July 10, 2018

Radiation Safety would like to welcome Alex Dawson to the team. Alex will be principally managing the campus radioactive waste program, including collection, storage, disposal, and documentation.

EHS Welcomes Student Aide Caleb Logan

July 9, 2018

Please welcome new Administration Student Aide Caleb Logan. Caleb is transferring to MSU from Grand Valley and will be majoring in Medical Lab Studies.

Roofing Complaint Procedure

June 15, 2018

Roofing complaint procedure

Traveling with Research Samples

Traveling with Research Samples

May 10, 2018

International travelers returning to the United States with research samples are required to declare the research samples to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP). MSU travelers must comply with federal law as required by the research sample type.

Onsite EHS Support for Chemistry

Onsite EHS Support for Chemistry

April 23, 2018

David Hurst, Industrial Hygienist, will be representing EHS at the Chemistry building to assist with safety and compliance matters.

State of Michigan Controlled Substance Inventory Due by June 30

April 16, 2018

If you have a controlled substance research license with the State of Michigan you are required to submit an annual inventory to the State of Michigan between April 1st and June 30th each year.

Safety Tips for Take Your Child to Work Day 2018

Safety Tips for Take Your Child to Work Day 2018

April 6, 2018

EHS wants to help you make Take Your Child to Work Day an inspiring experience for our future Spartan Scientists. Read on for tips to make the day both safe and fun for you and your guests.

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Natural Science

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Natural Science

March 30, 2018

EHS will be testing fume hoods at Natural Resources from March 30 - April 10, 2018.

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

March 16, 2018

A new policy and training program are in place to address safety concerns for employees handling hazardous drugs.

Onsite EHS Support for BioIQ

Onsite EHS Support for BioIQ

March 14, 2018

Rebecca Ceru, Biosafety Technician, will be representing EHS at the BioIQ building to assist with safety and compliance matters.

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Natural Resources

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Natural Resources

March 7, 2018

EHS will be testing fume hoods at Natural Resources from March 8 - March 16, 2018.

EHS Hiring Administrative Aide (Temporary/On-Call)

EHS Hiring Administrative Aide (Temporary/On-Call)

February 26, 2018

EHS is hiring an Administrative Aide (Temporary/On-Call)

EHS Hiring Administrative Student Aide

EHS Hiring Administrative Student Aide

February 13, 2018

EHS is hiring an Administrative Student Aide

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Veterinary Medical Center

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Veterinary Medical Center

February 2, 2018

EHS will be testing fume hoods at Veterinary Medical Center from February 2 - February 16, 2018.

Horticulture Laboratory Inspections Scheduled

January 24, 2018

EHS has scheduled inspections of the Horticulture Department for February 26 - March 2, 2018.

Fisheries & Wildlife Laboratory Inspections Scheduled

January 24, 2018

EHS has scheduled inspections of the Fisheries & Wildlife Department for February 5-9, 2018.

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Engineering Research

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Engineering Research

January 19, 2018

EHS will be testing fume hoods in Engineering Research from January 19 - February 2, 2018.

David Monsma Joining EHS as GRRC Industrial Hygienist

David Monsma Joining EHS as GRRC Industrial Hygienist

January 16, 2018

David Monsma is Joining EHS as GRRC Industrial Hygienist.

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Clinical Center

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Clinical Center

January 15, 2018

EHS will be testing fume hoods in the Clinical Center from January 15 - January 19, 2018.

Updates to Autoclave Certification Program

Updates to Autoclave Certification Program

January 9, 2018

EHS is incorporating the department personnel back into the autoclave testing certification process.

Physiology Laboratory Inspections Scheduled

January 3, 2018

EHS has scheduled inspections of the Physiology Department for January 15-19, 2018.

Jared Andrews Joining EHS Chemical Safety

Jared Andrews Joining EHS Chemical Safety

December 28, 2017

Jared Andrews, Industrial Hygienist, is joining the EHS Chemical Safety team.

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Food Safety and Toxicology Building

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Food Safety and Toxicology Building

December 26, 2017

EHS will be testing fume hoods in the Food Safety and Toxicology Building from December 27, 2017 - January 5, 2018.

New Video on Fume Hood Operation

New Video on Fume Hood Operation

December 11, 2017

New video on fume hood safety available from EHS

EHS Hiring Industrial Hygienist for GRRC

EHS Hiring Industrial Hygienist for GRRC

December 4, 2017

EHS is hiring an Industrial Hygienist for Grand Rapids Research Center

Curtis Hicks Joining EHS Radiation Safety

November 28, 2017

Curtis Hicks, Senior Health Physicist, is joining the EHS Radiation Safety team.

Laboratory Inspections Scheduled for MMG

November 27, 2017

EHS biological and chemical safety laboratory inspections have been scheduled for the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Engineering Building

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Engineering Building

November 16, 2017

EHS will be testing fume hoods in the Engineering Building from November 16-December 8, 2017.

Adam Calisti Achieves Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH)

Adam Calisti Achieves Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH)

October 31, 2017

EHS is pleased to announce that Adam Calisti successfully completed the 6-hour exam for Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH).

MSU Receives Emergency Management Accreditation

MSU Receives Emergency Management Accreditation

October 26, 2017

Michigan State University became the 5th Institution of Higher Education in the world to be accredited in Emergency Management by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

New Click Software for Radiation and Biosafety Research Projects

New Click Software for Radiation and Biosafety Research Projects

October 24, 2017

Michigan State University is implementing an enterprise-level research compliance system, Click, to manage its Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) activities. Click will facilitate the creation, submission, and review of new IRB and IACUC protocols, and new EHS registrations for researchers and reviewers.

Disposal of Controlled Substances Scheduled

October 23, 2017

EHS has scheduled Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 A.M. for incineration of expired controlled substances. If you need to dispose of controlled substances contact us as soon as possible.

Updated Exposure Control Plan Available

Updated Exposure Control Plan Available

September 22, 2017

An updated version of MSU's Exposure Control Plan is available for download. The plan is designed to meet MIOSHA’s Bloodborne Infectious Diseases Standard. All at-risk employees must know how to access the plan (electronic or printed).

Retirement of Elvet Potter

September 11, 2017

Laser Safety Officer and Industrial Hygienist Elvet Potter has retired from EHS.

EHS Open House Scheduled

July 14, 2017

Please join EHS on July 28 from 9-11 am for pastries and refreshments at our two new locations, 4000 Collins Road (Room B20) and 164 Giltner Hall.

Chris Colvin Joining EHS Biosafety

Chris Colvin Joining EHS Biosafety

June 27, 2017

EHS Biosafety Officer Jamie Sue Willard is excited to share that Chris Colvin will be joining the MSU EHS as a Biosafety Team member on July 3, 2017.

Grand Rapids Research Center Safety Orientation

Grand Rapids Research Center Safety Orientation

May 3, 2017

Assisting researchers moving into the College of Human Medicine Grand Rapids Research Center will be a priority for EHS in fall 2017.

EHS Move to Collins Road

EHS Move to Collins Road

May 1, 2017

EHS's main office has relocated to the lower level of the 4000 Collins Road office building. Chemical safety staff are now located in Giltner Hall.

Safety Tips for Take Your Child to Work Day

Safety Tips for Take Your Child to Work Day

April 27, 2017

EHS wants to help you make Take Your Child to Work Day an inspiring experience for our future Spartan Scientists. Read on for tips to make the day both safe and fun for you and your guests.

Eliminating Use of Flame for High Throughput Sterilization in Biosafety Cabinets

February 21, 2017

A professor of Microbiology at MSU has implemented an alternate method to the use of flame in their biosafety cabinet. Please help EHS to increase awareness for eliminating flame in labs.

Updated Biosafety Manual Available

Updated Biosafety Manual Available

February 21, 2017

MSU's Biosafety Manual has been updated to reflect a new policy on personal electronic devices in BSL-2 laboratories, new requirements on entry into US with biological materials, an updated exposure response procedure, and additional information on large scale biosafety guidelines.

Updated Formaldehyde Safety Training Requirements

February 16, 2017

A new online Formaldehyde Safety training course is available. This training is mandatory for employees working in Anatomy Labs.

Retirement of RSO Jean Chisnell

January 27, 2017

Radiation Safety Officer Jean Chisnell has retired after decades of work at MSU.

NRC Inspection Results

January 20, 2017

In early December an NRC inspector arrived for an unannounced inspection.

FDA Bans Powdered Gloves

January 18, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove present a reasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or change in labeling. Therefore, the FDA has banned their use effective January 18, 2017.

Recent EHS Staff Changes

January 15, 2017

After decades of work at EHS, Assistant Director John Parmer, Chemical Safety Officer Bob Ceru, and Information Technologist Pat Thompson have all retired from MSU.

Refrigerator Explosion in Giltner Hall

Refrigerator Explosion in Giltner Hall

July 10, 2015

A refrigerator in a Giltner Hall laboratory exploded when a container of flammable liquid stored inside the unit found an ignition source. The refrigerator door was blown across the room, windows broken, and the contents of the fridge scattered.