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.

Announcements

News from the Environmental Health & Safety Office

2/18/2021
Counterfeit Respirators 

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. 

Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval

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.

For more information please visit: Winter Weather | Ready.gov 

UNCP Cold Stress Safety Program 

8/31/2020
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.

5/21/2020
For information on Coronavirus Resources click here

May 3 - 9 is Hurricane Preparedness Week 

For information on how to prepare for the 2020 Hurricane season, please follow the link here.