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Our Vision is a campus where safety and sustainability are core values at every level of the institution.

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Working Safely during COVID-19

ESSR staff continue to identify and manage safety and environmental risks for the University of Maryland, helping to insure the health and well-being of our entire campus community.

We believe this list of resources will serve as a guide to help you work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Emergencies, Spills, Injuries, Mold Concern, Incidents, Near Misses and Hazards can be reported.

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  • 2021-2022 Annual Report

    2021-2022 Annual Report is now available.

  • Hazardous and Universal Waste Temporary Pickup Pause

    Effective Monday, August 15, 2022 through Monday, September 5, 2022, there will be no chemical or universal waste pickups. Regularly scheduled pickups will resume September 5, 2022.   Biohazardous and radioactive waste collections will continue without interruption.  If you have any questions or have a waste pickup that is absolutely critical, contact us at  We appreciate your understanding and patience with this matter.

  • 2021 OSHA's Form 300A

    2021 Summary of Work-Related Injury and Illnesses is now available.

  • N95 Respirator Information

    Updated information about masks and N95 respirators for COVID 19.

  • 2020-2021 Annual Report

    2020-2021 Annual Report is now available.

  • Improve How Your Mask Protects You

    Mask use is a critical step everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Masks work best when everyone wears them, but not all masks provide the same protection.

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