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Environmental Health & Safety

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Office of Environmental Health & 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

January 18, 2024

Winter Weather 

Winter storms in North Carolina can be extremely hard to predict, and often results in mixed forms of wintry precipitation. It could be a moderate snow over a few hours. Winter storms could be sleet, freezing rain, icing or dangerously low temperatures that sometimes go along with strong winds.

It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes. One of the main concerns is that a winter storm can knock out heat, power and communications services to your home or office. These services could be out for days at a time.

The National Weather Service calls winter storms “deceptive killers” because most deaths are not directly related to the storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads and from carbon monoxide poisoning while using alternate ways to heat or power a home.

Local Weather 

Ready.gov - Winter Weather

National Weather Service - Winter Safety