Environmental Health and Safety

Current Events

Annual Job-Related Injuries and Illnesses Information Available

MIOSHA is reminding Michigan employers they are required to post the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2023. The information gathered from these logs greatly benefits employers, workers and MIOSHA in evaluating the safety of a workplace and making the necessary changes to eliminate hazards.  Employers must post the MIOSHA Form 300A in their establishments from Feb. 1 to April 30, 2023.  An electronic copy of the 2023 Summary Log is available for viewing.

A physical copy of the 2023-MIOSHA 300A Summary Log is located in the Campus Support Services (CSS) Building, on the Regulatory Communication Board.

Storm Water Education and Participation Opportunities In the Community

Flyer from Friends of the Rouge announcing the 2024 Spring Bug Hunt April 20, 2024 10am - 4pm meeting at Plymouth Cultural Center. Registration by April 15th.


Poster showing ways to protect the water quality throughout the year: planting trees, keep grease from going down the drain, keep disposable wipes out of drain, report illegal dumping, allow chlorine to dissipate from pool before draining, use non-toxic cleaners, mulch your grass and leaves, native and adaptive plantings


Occupational Health and Safety Information and Learning Opportunities

Register for Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review Course

Banner for UM Virtual Comprehensive Review of Industrial Hygiene

February 6- April 11, 2024 
Virtual (live presentations & on-demand) 
Fee:  $1,200 
All presentations are available for one year
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Industrial Hygiene poster stating the items that will be discussed.

This course provides an intensive review of Industrial Hygiene by expert instructors, this 37-hour course is designed for those preparing for the BGC/ABIH CIH exam or for individuals looking to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base.

Course Highlights 

Virtual Synchronous (live presentations) and On-Demand (pre-recorded presentations): Live Zoom sessions with monitored chat/Q&A and on-demand, pre-recorded lectures available.

Comprehensive Review of IH: Carefully prepared presentations cover all 17 rubrics defined by BGC/ABIH for the CIH exam.

Highly Qualified Instructors: 14 topic experts including University of Michigan faculty and seasoned IH professionals/trainers.

Covid-19 Safety Information

The Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of our campus community.  Visit the Health and Vaccinations page for current information regarding COVID-19.

The Dearborn campus offers face coverings (surgical and KN95 masks) to any student, faculty, or staff member that would like to use them while they are on campus.  If you need a face mask, you can pick one up at these locations during their regular operating hours.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is to support the University’s Mission through partnership, guidance, and education to promote health and safety, protection of the environment, and regulatory compliance.

Our Vision states how we intend to meet that mission:

  • EHS will lead the University in development, dissemination and application of health, safety, and environmental programs. Environment health and safety programs will be integrated into University activities while maintaining efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • EHS will provide resources, guidance and training to the University community in matters related to environmental health and safety.
  • EHS activities will incorporate the values of quality, responsibility, accountability, trust, diversity, flexibility, and respect.

Campus Drinking Water Quality Initiative

UM-Dearborn Facilities Operations/Environmental Health and Safety collected drinking water samples from all occupied university buildings (Except the following: ROC, FLPB, MRL) to assess lead levels. Lead levels in all drinking water samples were below the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) concentrations.

Campus Drinking Water Quality

Great Lakes Water Authority - PFAS Testing

Campus-Wide Water Sampling Program

The University of Michigan–Dearborn Facilities Operations Environmental Health and Safety team collected drinking water samples from all occupied university buildings that supply drinking water to assess lead levels and other representative water quality parameters. Lead levels in all drinking water samples were below the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) of 15 parts per billion (ppb).  EHS has drafted a water sampling summary that provides an overview of the collection, analytical and management plan for assuring our water is safe for consumption.

Environmental Health and Safety

108 - Auxiliary Program Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-583-6679
Fax: 313-493-9161