Office of Environmental Health & Safety

The University at Albany Office of Environmental Health and Safety is a service organization dedicated to providing the expertise, advice, guidelines and current standards of professional practice, to ensure the safety and well being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Our goal is to prevent injury, illness, and environmental damage through the recognition, evaluation, and control of potential hazards arising from University activities, and to comply with federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations.

News and Announcements

  • Holiday Closings

    The Office of Environmental Health and Safety will be closed for regular business on October 13, 2014, in observance of Columbus Day.

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    Higher Education Opportunity Act

    View the University at Albany's Annual Fire Report to the Department of Education.

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    Firework Displays on the University Campus

    Effective July12, 2013, UAlbany EH&S will no longer issue permits for firework displays. Recent changes to NYS law empower the Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) to issue permits and enforce provisions of the Penal Law related to fireworks on state property. Anyone with questions or those in need of a permit is directed to contact OFPC at (518)474-6746 or