Wayne State University

Office of Environmental Health and Safety

For all emergencies, always call the WSU Police at 313-577-2222 first! They will contact our staff 24/7 in the event of a hazmat incident.


For updates on Legionella testing on campus: https://wayne.edu/legionnaires-testing/

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEH&S) is dedicated to providing quality services to the WSU community.

Environmental Health and Safety – Indoor air quality, industrial hygiene services (air contaminants monitoring), noise monitoring, lockout/ tagout, biological safety in accordance with CDC/ NIH guidelines, ergonomics, lab safety inspections.

Hazardous Materials Management) – Hazardous chemical, biological, and radioactive waste disposal. Electronic and universal waste disposal (computers, fluorescent lamps, batteries), emergency response for hazardous spills, laboratory clean-outs (by appointment only).

Training – Bloodborne pathogens/ biosafety, laboratory right-to-know (Hazard Communication), personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, hazardous waste/emergency procedures, other sessions as required by state or federal regulations.

Radiation Safety – Equipment registration, lab inspections, personal dosimetry, training (general radiation safety and specific equipment training).

Other Services: Occupational health nurse specializing in animal allergies and zoonotic diseases, fume hood and biological safety cabinet certification, water safety, food safety (restaurant inspections), asbestos surveys, confined space policies, laser safety, dangerous goods shipments.