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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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COVID-19

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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News

  • Highlighting the McIver Lab

    Read how UMD researchers increased their focus on laboratory safety to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Highlighting Maureen Kotlas, Executive Director

    ESSR Director Maureen Kotlas describes her experience continuing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Official University of Maryland Laboratory Research Notebooks

    The Office of Research Safety is proud to announce that Official University of Maryland Laboratory Research Notebooks are available for purchase through the Department of Business Services. These attractive, durable notebooks come with a number of features that support robust management of research data.

  • Discover the difference between a face covering, a surgical mask, and a respirator

    What is the difference between a face covering, a surgical mask, and a respirator?

  • Emergency Preparedness for Laboratories

    With the near-miss of Hurricane Florence on Maryland, ESSR's Office of Research Safety is releasing Emergency Preparedness for Laboratories.

  • Maureen Kotlas appointed Executive Director

    I am so pleased to be returning to the University of Maryland as the Executive Director of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk (ESSR.) This is a wonderfully exciting time for the University with record research funding, the addition of new campus facilities, a continuing increase in student enrollment, and membership in the Big Ten (Go Terps!), among many other initiatives and accomplishments. The very capable staff of ESSR are here to provide the University with excellent support and services in line with our vision of a campus where safety and sustainability are core values.

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