DRI's 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.

The DRI Environmental Health and Safety Programs ensure safety and compliance with OSHA, EPA, and other regulating agency requirements.

img RedDot DRI Environmental Policy Statement

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)

DRI Policies and Procedures
html icon Hazardous Waste Disposal Request e-form (Internal Use Only)
pdf icon Asbestos Management Plan
pdf icon Hazardous Waste Generation Safe Handling Practices
pdf icon Hazardous Waste Generation Satellite Accumulation SOP
pdf icon Hazardous Waste Guidelines
pdf icon Integrated Pest Management Policy
pdf icon Mold Assessment and Remediation Procedure
pdf icon Reducing Mercury Use
pdf icon Regulatory Agency Inspection Procedure
pdf icon Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

UNR College of Business - Business Environmental Program

Fact Sheets related to Air Quality

  • Information on air permits, potential to emit, and volatile organic compounds

Fact Sheets for DRI waste generators

  • Topics include identifying hazardous waste, aerosal cans, batteries, antifreeze, oil, rags, waste containers, and universal waste lamps.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Links to EPA pages related to air pollutants, asbestos, pesticide worker protection standards, and more.


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. 

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