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.

2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

May 31 through June 6, 2019

The 2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, May 31, 2019, and ends on Thursday, June 6, 2019. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. For full information and list of qualifying items, read the Florida Department of Revenue's Tax Information Publication on the subject (pdf).



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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, and environmental stewardship.


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


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.