January 20, 2023

EH&S Exceeds Goals for Chemical Waste Disposal

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety recycled, re-used, and re-purposed 70% of the University of Pittsburgh's chemical waste — and exceeded its goal of 60% — in 2022.

January 6, 2023

EH&S announces training dates for 2023

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety has announced dates for two in-person training topics for the 2023 calendar year.

Pitt Police Officer Jamie Cunningham said the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management will provide Christmas gifts to 60 children in need throughout the Pittsburgh metro area.
December 9, 2022

Office of Public Safety steps up to bring kids joy at Christmas

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, through the Pitt Police Department, collected 60 Christmas gifts that will be delivered to childen in need throughout the Pittsburgh metro area. Since 1999, Pitt Police and OPSEM have helped 988 children have a gift to open during the holidays.

December 8, 2022

Police: Utility Worker was Conducting Legitimate Business

The University of Pittsburgh Police Department would like to remind the community to be cautious of individuals posing as utility workers to gain access to buildings. The Department recently has received complaints in the South Oakland area of an individual posing as a utility worker attempting to access buildings. In those incidents, the subject was reported to be aggressively knocking on doors and trying doorknobs to see if they were unlocked. 

Jay Frerotte and Heather Peffer
December 6, 2022

Pitt’s Safety Ambassador Network – a Pandemic Creation – Has Evolved and Endured

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University needed ways to keep its community informed with the most accurate guidance available at the time. The Environmental Health & Safety Department stepped in, and the Pandemic Safety Ambassador network was born.

Officer Terry Stoudmire with Ted Fritz, left, the vice chancellor of Public Safety and Emergency Management, and Chief Jim Loftus. (University of Pittsburgh)
December 6, 2022

Officer Terry Stoudmire named Employee of the Quarter

University of Pittsburgh Police Officer Terry Stoudmire was hired as a Security Guard in 2016 and has since risen through the ranks.

October 21, 2022

University Club Reopened

The University Club has reopened and is operational after repairs were made to fix a water valve that burst late Thursday. The Club had been without water service since the rupture. There was no damage to the building. While all services have been restored, Cafe 1923 will remain closed.

crime alert text on a smartphone screen
October 6, 2022

About Campus Crime Alerts

Crime alerts allow the University of Pittsburgh Police Department to inform the Pitt community about a serious or ongoing situation and also lead to tips that aid in our investigation of the crime.

A woman extinguishes a fire during the 2022 Fall Safety Fair.
September 28, 2022

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire Safety, Fun and K9 Love at Fall Safety Fair

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety will join the Pitt Police, student organizations, departments and local Pittsburgh organizations at the 2022 Fall Safety Fair, an annual event hosted by the Student Government Board on Tuesday, Oct. 4, outside the William Pitt Union.

September 2, 2022

GALLERY: We Didn't Start the Fire. (But We Did Put It Out.)

The annual pep rally that rings in Pitt's football season wouldn't be the same without the bonfire. And the bonfire wouldn't happen without the Department of Environmental Health and Safety....

Tina Torquato's name on the Employee of the Quarter plaque
August 26, 2022

Tina Torquato Named Employee of the Quarter

Tina Torquato, the assistant to Ted Fritz, the Vice Chancellor of Public Safety and Emergency Management. has been named the Employee of the Quarter.

Molly Stitt-Fischer
August 11, 2022

Dr. Molly Stitt-Fischer Selected to Lead EH&S

The University of Pittsburgh's Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is proud to announce that Dr. Molly Stitt-Fischer has been named Director of Environmental Health and Safety.  

the monkeypox virus.
August 5, 2022

What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

The Biden administration has declared a state of emergency as a response to a national increase in monkeypox cases.

the monkeypox virus
August 1, 2022

Pitt Partners With Allegheny County to Monitor Monkeypox

The University of Pittsburgh’s Student Health Service and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety are working in collaboration with the...