Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.6496
fax: 509.359.4690

Environmental Health & Safety


The Eastern Washington University Environmental Health and Safety Office strives to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to protect the environmental integrity of the campus and surroundings.


  1. Provide and maintain an environment free from recognized hazards and minimize potential loss of university resources and damage to human life, health, and the environment.
  2. Ensure compliance of all federal, state and local standards, laws, statutes and regulations relation to health, safety and environmental protection.
  3. Continually improve programs and information designed to protect EWU community members.
  4. Enlist all campus community members as safety team members.

Areas of Service

Environmental Health and Safety Core Functions

The Environmental Health and Safety Office provides information and assistance for accident prevention, accident reporting, accident follow-up, environmental programs, safety training, occupational health, ergonomics, protective equipment, hazardous waste, biohazards and biowaste, and radiation safety for employees and students of Eastern Washington University.

The responsibility for health and safety is shared.  All members of EWU community are expected to accept this responsibility.  All safety and health concerns are to be reported immediately to the supervisor, department manager, or to the Environmental Health & Safety Department.  

Anyone can identify a safety or health issue, and request correction by reporting it to their supervisor, department manager, or the EH&S Department.  For all other emergencies during irregular hours, contact University Police or call 911. 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

For after hours environmental emergencies, please contact the Boiler Plant at xt. 6460 or the University Police at 498-9233.

To get more information for our areas of service, please use the navigation panel on the left.  If you have any comments or suggestions about information on our web pages, please email

In order to receive assistance from Environmental Health and Safety, all requests must be in writing on our "Service Request Form" located on the forms page.  Your Supervisor or Residential Life representative (if you are EWU Housing Resident) must sign and submit this form.  If forms are not submitted and signed, the work will not be conducted. 


Quick Links

Emergency Response Procedures  -Make sure you scroll down on the first page.

Safety Board Locations


Frequently Asked Questions

New Employee Guide/Safety Procedures

Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

Workers' Compensation Leave Policy

Contact Us
Contact List

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