Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

The EH&S Office promotes a safe and healthy environment by coordinating the provision of programs and services to reduce safety, health and environmental risks in a manner consistent with responsible fiscal and environmental stewardship.


The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) mission encompasses responsibilities for implementing programs and services for protection of the local community and the environment from potential hazards generated by DRI activities. Providing programs and services for protecting people and preserving the environment through:

  • Assessing and assisting in the control of human exposures to occupational hazards.
  • Promoting responsible waste management.
  • Guiding the DRI community in the implementation of regulatory requirements.

img icon pdf DRI Safety and Health Policy

img icon pdf DRI Workplace Safety Plan

img icon pdf EH&S Program Overview (Quick Guide to Safety)

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Emergency Button Emergency Information

These pages provide emergency contact info for each campus and links to important DRI policies. Please notify EH&S of any emergency contact changes such that these pages can be updated in a timely manner.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Evacuation Procedures


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EHS Programs Button EH&S Programs

DRI's EH&S Office has developed numerous policies and guidelines to help you stay safe during the course of your workday. These programs are centered around four major safety categories: Environmental Management, Field Safety, Laboratory Safety, and Occupational Safety.

Field Safety

Lab Safety

Occupational Safety


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EHS Forms Button EH&S Forms

Links to available safety-related forms are available here. Some of the more commonly used are to the right.


Waste Disposal Request

DG Shipping Request


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Training Button Safety Training

Links to DRI's online and library training resources are available on this page. There is also a link to a list of external training sites on a several topics that may relate specifically to your activities.

Moodle (online training)

New Employee Safety Training


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Dangerous Goods Button Dangerous Goods Shipping

There are a number of regulations you need to be aware of before shipping biological materials, chemicals, soils, etc. Please take the time to become familiar with these important rules. The fines can be quite high if directions are not followed.

DG Shipping Request Form

DG Shipping Request Form Instructions


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Committee Image Safety Committees

These committees are available for internal viewing.

Field Safety Committee

Lab Safety Committee

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Additional Resources Button Additional Resources

Please visit the EH&S external links page for more safety resources including regulations, best practices, guidelines, etc. from government, organization, university and corporate web sites.

OSHA web site

NIH Lab Safety web site


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DRI is committed to being a leader in environmental stewardship.

Read our Environmental Policy Statement.