Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

UWF Environmental Health and Safety promotes a culture of safety, health and environmental protection in collaboration with the University community to support education and research.

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We are dedicated to reducing injuries, accidents and environmental impact, and ensuring compliance through high quality training, comprehensive workplace evaluation, hazardous materials management, managing regulatory information, and by minimizing future potential liabilities.


The Department of Environmental Health and Safety role is to advance UWF's mission, vision, and priorities by promoting a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. This goal is accomplished through programs designed to promote health and safety awareness, fire/life safety compliance, risk management services, environmental stewardship and emergency management support.


The Department of Environmental Health and Safety will continually improve services within a work environment of shared best practices, through application of environmental, safety, health, building fire safety and, so as to support the primary mission of the University.


ES-02.02-06/14 Environmental Health and Safety Policy

ES-o3.04-10/14 Use of Fireworks on University Property

ES-05.02-03/15 University Risk Management and Insurance Policy

ES-07.02-06/15 Risk Management for University Automobiles

ES-08.01-08/15 Golf Cart and Other Motorized Cart Safety and Risk Management

ES-09.02-04/17 Wildlife and Domesticated Animal Control

FIN-10.01-07/17 Food Safety for Campus Events


Emergency Management

The Director of EH&S is the designated as Emergency Manager. EH&S Emergency Management is charged with ensuring that the UWF is prepared for crisis situations that could negatively affect the health and safety of the campus community and prevent UWF from carrying out its mission of providing a first class education for our students.

The goal of EH&S Emergency Management is to assist the campus community to formulate programs and procedures that will make certain the university has conducted adequate planning in order to prepare, mitigate, and recover from disasters.

UWF Emergency Management- Are We Ready? (pptx)

Employees with specific questions or concerns about emergency management at the university can contact EH&S via email at envhs@uwf.edu or by calling (850) 474-2435.