A woman extinguishes a fire during the 2021 Fall Safety Fair
September 28, 2022

Join Us for Fire Safety at the 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...

July 22, 2022

EH&S Planning Emergency Evacuation Exercises Beginning Aug. 4

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is planning to conduct a series of emergency evacuation exercises starting on Aug. 4.

July 19, 2022

Pitt Police Taking Part in National Night Out on Aug. 2

Pitt Police will be among the thousands of communities/organizations taking part in National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Schenley Plaza tent off Forbes Avenue

Lab worker
June 17, 2022

EH&S Will Resume In-Person Training

During the summer and beginning the week of July 5, training sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in Room 169 at Crawford Hall. Depending on the week, the sessions will either focus on bloodborne pathogens or chemical hygiene. The latter will also include training in hazard communication.

The Pitt Panther is silhouetted against the sky.
June 14, 2022

When Temps Rise, Protect Yourself and Others

Four environmental factors affect the amount of stress a worker faces in a hot work area: temperature, humidity, radiant heat (such as from the sun or a furnace) and air velocity. Here are some ways to detect whether you or someone you know is suffering from a heat-related illness and some tips to stay safe in the heat.

Inside the Police station at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
June 7, 2022

Begin a Career in Law Enforcement!

The University of Pittsburgh Police Department is looking to fill positions at several campuses, including Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Johnstown and Bradford.

June 1, 2022

ISD tech Mark Waechter named Employee of the Quarter

Mark Waechter, a technician with the Integrated Security Department, has been named the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management's Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2022.

Pitt Police gather with others at the Allegheny County Law Enforcement Memorial on the North Shore.
May 15, 2022

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK: Pitt Police Honor Fallen Officers

It's National Police Week and Pitt Police joined departments from other Allegheny County communities to honor our fallen brothers and sisters in blue. On Saturday, a convoy began at the Crescent Township Police Department and made its way to the Allegheny County Law Enforcement Memorial on the North Shore.