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 2021. 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, 2022.  An electronic copy of the 2021 Summary Log is available for viewing.

Merriman Hollow map

Merriman Hollow Work Days

Join us one Saturday a month from April through October each year, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help care for the award-winning native demonstration garden at the Merriman Hollow Recreation Area in Hines Park. The site is on Hines Drive at the Merriman entrance between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren (where you enter for the Holiday light show in December). To access the site from Merriman Road, drive around the barricade if necessary. Once you turn into the park, our work will be on the left, please park on the right.

All are welcome, kids in elementary school should be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for outdoor gardening work and bring gloves, gardening tools, sunscreen, bug spray and something to drink.

Merriman Hollow Work Days

Fall 2022 Restore Rouge River

Friends of the Rouge Fall 2022

Pitch in at one of over 40 opportunities (including a few new projects) to make your community and your hometown river healthier, cleaner, and more vibrant! Enjoy hands-on learning outdoors in Michigan's splendid autumn weather. Make a real difference for the places that matter to you.

To learn more about the 2022 Volunteer Restoration Opportunities and to sign up.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the health and safety of our campus community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Visit the UM-Dearborn COVID-19 Response page for more information.

For additional information and resources, please review the information at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 webpage.

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 university buildings (except the ROC and Pony Barn) 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