Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

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.

Fire Safety

Fire Safety and Emergency Response

The Fire and Life Safety Program promotes us to work together as a community and to maintain a safe environment that reduces the risk of fire hazards.   

Fire Safety and Emergency Response 

Lab Safety

Laboratory and Research Safety

Laboratory and Research Safety focuses on management and regulatory compliance involving the research laboratories at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. 

Laboratory and Research Safety 

Occupational Safety

Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety section promotes health and safety procedures and assists the university in identifying, evaluating, and eliminating occupational and workplace hazards that can cause illnesses or injuries. 

Occupational Health and Safety

EHS News


Winter Weather Preparedness

While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe weather at some point in their lives.  Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days.  Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet, and freezing rain. 

One of the primary concerns is the winter weather's ability to knock out heat, power, and communications services to your home or office, sometimes for days at a time.  Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region.

The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the "Deceptive Killers" because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm.  Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads and of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold.  It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes.

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Winter Driving Safety Kit

Blankets or a sleeping bag

Flashlight or battery-powered lantern with extra batteries

Battery-powered radio

Jumper or booster cables

Emergency flares


Extra clothing, such as boots, hats and gloves or mittens

A shovel and rope

Tow chain

Bottled water or juice and nonperishable high-energy foods

First-aid kit with necessary medications and a pocket knife

Road salt, sand or non-clumping cat litter for tire traction

Cell phone and car charger

Ice scraper and snow brush or small broom

Spare tire, tire repair kit and pump