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-Dearbrn 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 Environmental Quality (MDEQ) concentrations.
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 Environmental Quality (MDEQ) action level 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.