The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is charged with developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures for the College which promote health, safety, and sound environmental management, in accordance with federal and state regulations.
Since 2016, under the direction of Elisabeth Haase, Director of Environmental Health and Safety Compliance, EHS has implemented a number of campus programs related to air quality, the use of hazardous materials, lab safety, chemical and biomedical waste management, worker safety, and best practices training programs. The office has spearheaded the the mass training of hundreds of students, Hall Directors, and Resident Assistants in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on campus. The College demonstrates its commitment, in part, through the work of the Safety Committee.
The Environmental Health and Safety staff shares time between St. Olaf and Carleton.