About Environmental Health and Safety

    The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) group at LSU provides safety and environmental services to the LSU campus, including the AgCenter, Law Center and System Offices. Our role and responsibilities are defined in the Policy Statement (PS) 19, University Safety Policy.

    Our staff provides the normal safety and environmental services necessary to assure that the university provides a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, faculty/researchers, and visitors. The EHS staff is composed of highly qualified professionals who bring to the table experience and knowledge matching the roles they perform.

    The University Safety Manual provides rules and procedures for employees’ work activity on campus. In this manual, one can find the answer to most questions relating to the requirements of OSHA and other regulatory agencies adapted to our university. An example is the Electrical Safety section, which provides rules that are compiled from the several different OSHA rules covering safety for electrical work and installations.

    Our Hazard Hotline provides a handy means to contact our offices by email when you encounter any hazard on campus that needs correction. We promise to respond quickly during business hours to any such report. If a need develops after hours that requires immediate attention call the LSU Police at 225 578 3231 and report it. The LSU Police provides year round 24/7 law enforcement presence for the campus and is in contact with other response agencies who may be needed to assist, such as the Baton Rouge Fire Department and EBR Sheriff’s Office.

    Our website contains the major program elements and processes for the campus. We are constantly working to place more helpful information and EHS processes, such as forms submittals, requests for assistance, etc. on line for your convenience. Our offices are located On the 2nd floor, Administrative Support Building, located on the corner of South Stadium and CEBA Lane. We encourage anyone with an interest in safety and environmental issues on campus to visit at any time. Also, if you have a question that is not answered readily on the website, please give our office a call at 225 578 5640 or email us at ehs@lsu.edu .