Skip to main content
Sign In

University of Colorado Denver

Environmental Health and Safety, University of Colorado Denver


Services provided to the research community by EHS

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) supports the University's policy to minimize the impact on the general population as a result of its activities through the development, tracking and implementation of several management programs and services. Some of the programs and services that are available through EHS are training, auditing, emergency response, biological, chemical and radioactive waste management as well as occupational health monitoring services.

Learn more about all the services available to you as a member of the University of Colorado research community:



The University of Colorado Denver Biosafety Program facilitates regulatory oversight for all activities involving biological materials and wastes and assures these activities are conducted in a manner that provides for the safety of employees, students, public health and the environment.

Chemical and Waste Management  

Chemical Materials and Waste Management

At the University of Colorado Denver we recognize our responsibility to ensure that all activities involving hazardous chemicals and hazardous waste are conducted in a manner that provides for the safety of its employees, students, and the environment.

Mission, Vision, and Values  


Institutional Biosafety Committee, Committee on Ionizing Radiation, and Radioactive Drug Research Committee.

Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Compliance Assistance 

Compliance Assistance

The EHS compliance group assists campus staff with maintaining compliance to training and regulatory requirements.



Green Tagging Program

The green tagging program is in place to ensure that anyone moving from one lab to another, disposing of equipment that no longer serves its intended use, or simply cleaning a piece of equipment prior to having any kind of maintenance has done their best effort to ensure that the equipment or room in question has been cleaned and no longer poses an exposure hazard to new occupants, housekeeping staff, and/or maintenance personnel.

Occupational Health 

Occupational Health

Occupational Health provides services for the prevention and treatment of occupational illnesses and injuries as well as medical surveillances, risk assessments, and clinical occupational health services.

Radiation Safety 

Radiation Safety

The Radiation Safety Group provides services and guidance in licensing, purchasing, storing, training and proper disposal of radioactive materials.



Industrial hygiene program and safety services provided by EHS.


Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials

Training and permits may be required if you are shipping or receiving hazardous materials, including biological material, hazardous chemicals and radioactive material.

© The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate. All rights reserved.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All trademarks are registered property of the University. Used by permission only.