This Memo lists the main offices, departments and groups that provide various health and safety services at Stanford.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is the principal health and safety office at Stanford. EH&S works closely with the University Safety Partners (the designated safety officers in the laboratory schools, Land, Buildings and Real Estate [LBRE], and in Residential and Dining Enterprises [R&DE]) and the safety coordinators, safety committees, administrators and faculty in the departments. If you need help or information about health and safety, call EH&S at 723-0448.
Stanford University's five Administrative Panels on research compliance assure the institution's compliance with federal regulation of research activities by reviewing those research activities which involve the use of human subjects, laboratory animals, biohazardous agents, recombinant DNA or radiological hazards.
The University Committee on Health and Safety exercises oversight of health and safety programs at Stanford and SLAC, advises the President on the adequacy of Stanford's health and safety programs, policies and organization, recommends priorities and strategies to promote good health and safety on campus, and fosters coordination among those units at Stanford having operational responsibility for health and safety. This committee also reviews and recommends to the President University-wide policies regarding health and safety matters not addressed by the existing administrative panels.
Other departments play important health and safety roles.