Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Academic departments will be minimally staffed. Classes for Fall 2020 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid. From Sept. 14th through Sept. 27th all undergraduate courses will be remote and/or virtual. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors.

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Our Mission:

To enhance teaching, research, and life experiences at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse by encouraging and empowering all individuals to embrace healthy, safe, and mutually protective work, learning, and living environments.  Core to this mission is conducting all services in a manner that ensures protection for employees, students, guests, and residents of the community.  Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will aid the campus community in achieving best practices and compliance with applicable federal, state, and local codes and regulations pertaining to the environment, health, and safety.



Provides a wide variety of environmental health and safety services to the UWL community. These services include, but are not limited to the following examples.

  • Developing, implementing, and sharing policies, programs, guidelines, and procedures
  • Conducting and administering  employee health and safety training courses
  • Facilitating ergonomic assessments
  • Completing EHS inspections
  • Managing hazardous, infectious, and universal wastes
  • Compliance with environmental regulatory programs such as Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures and Stormwater Management
  • Providing other EHS technical and consultative services  



Dan Sweetman   
Maintenance Building