The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is dedicated to the protection of human life and our campus environment. EH&S acknowledges the close relationship between the environment, work, and human health and safety.
We are committed to preventing the loss of human potential caused by fatalities, injuries, illness, and disabilities on the job and in the campus community.
News from the Environmental Health & Safety Office
The CDC released an article addressing the issue of counterfeit respirators that are falsely marketed and sold as being NIOSH approved. These respirators, if used, may not provide the proper and appropriate protection for workers. See below for the link to the article.
2/1/2021 Winter Weather
Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the entire United States and its territories. Even Hawaii gets snow in its Big Island, and major cities as far south as Atlanta and Dallas have been paralyzed by snow and ice. Blizzards occur when strong wind causes blowing snow and whiteout conditions, making roads impassable. Thousands of people are injured or killed every year in traffic accidents related to slippery roads from winter storms.
UNC Eastern Campuses Hazard Mitigation Plan
UNC-Pembroke is collectively updating its plan to better protect our community from the effects of natural and human-caused hazards and to maintain eligibility for mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). On this website you can find information about upcoming and past Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee meetings and public meetings, take a survey on hazard risk and mitigation options to inform the plan’s development, review draft documents, and learn more about the hazards that affect the university.
May 3 - 9 is Hurricane Preparedness Week