EH&S Programs

The EH&S Office has developed and implemented programs to protect DRI employees in the office, in the lab, and in the field, and to mitigate potential damage to the environment.  These programs also outline requirements to ensure compliance with the various regulating agencies.

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DRI is committed to protection of the environment and seeks to attain and maintain a place of leadership in environmental stewardship.  (See the Environmental Policy Statement for additional information.)

Waste Disposal E-form

Hazardous Waste Guidelines


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The EH&S Office and the Field Safety Committee regularly develop and evaluate guidelines to promote best practices for working in the field.

Field Hazard Assessment

DRI Policy on Minors Working in Field


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Hazards in the lab can be broadly grouped into categories of chemical, biological, radiological, and physical and environmental dangers. DRI provides information and guidelines to lab workers to reduce the liklihood of accidents or injuries.

Lab Safety Mini Guide

DRI Policy on Minors Working in Labs


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Providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees is a top priority. Numerous guidelines and procedures have been collected and developed to ensure workplace safety.

Office Inspection Checklist

PPE Assessment Form



While the information and recommendations contained on the DRI EH&S web site have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable and is accurate to the best of our knowledge, the EH&S Department and the Desert Research Institute makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required depending on the situation/circumstances. For specific information regarding government regulations, please contact the official regulatory agency.

In addition, our pages contain links to many outside web pages. DRI EH&S is not responsible for the content of those sites. Links do not indicate endorsement, sponsorship, recommendation, or approval by DRI EH&S.

Our EH&S programs, policies and procedures are our own and they may or may not meet the approval of other authorities and regulatory agencies. While we make them freely available to the public by posting them, our material may not be used for the purpose of resale or profit. If you want to use our information verbatim, please send us an email telling how you will be using our materials and provide credit to DRI EH&S.

We also request that if you find broken links or any information posted on the DRI EH&S web pages you believe to be in error, that you let us know at EHS@DRI.EDU, so we can make the appropriate changes.