February 1, 2018
Graduate students in the School of Public Health collaborated with staff members from the Office of Risk Management in the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk (ESSR) this past semester on their class projects to analyze and make key recommendations about the workplace health and safety environment at the University of Maryland.
January 26, 2018
Office of Risk Management presents Risky Business Week, Monday, February 26-Friday, March 2.
January 25, 2018
Stormwater management, permitting, and pollution control is a major priority for the University of Maryland.
December 1, 2017
Visit our Training page to get more information on upcoming training sessions.
November 14, 2017
Get more information about the University of Maryland Climate Action Plan 2.0 and the Sustainability Progress Report.
October 30, 2017
The Sustainability Associate will develop and manage programs that engage students, faculty, and staff in sustainable behaviors and create a culture of sustainability among all sectors of the diverse campus community.
October 30, 2017
This position reports to the Assistant Director Research Safety and is the lead technical expert responsible for managing and directing the Laboratory Safety Program for the University of Maryland College Park campus and locations under its control.
October 19, 2017
The University of Maryland is looking for a dynamic person to work as the Manager, Radiation Safety/Radiation Safety Officer.
October 13, 2017
This senior level Laboratory Safety Industrial Hygienist position supports the goal of providing the UMD research community with the guidance and tools they need to manage safety in their laboratories.
October 13, 2017
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Environmental Affairs, the primary function of the position will be the management of low-level radioactive wastes generated on the UMD campus.
September 27, 2017
The Annual Fire Safety Report for 2017 is now available. In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the report contains fire safety information about on-campus student housing.
September 21, 2017
This position reports to the Assistant Director Research Safety and is the lead technical expert responsible for managing and directing the Radiation Safety Program for the University of Maryland College Park campus and at institutions under its control.
September 18, 2017
The Program Management Specialist is in the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk’s Business and Financial Services unit.
September 7, 2017
September is National Preparedness Month. This year's theme will focus on planning, with an overarching theme of "Disasters don't plan ahead. You can."
September 1, 2017
The University Sustainability Fund has approximately $400,000 available this year for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at University of Maryland.
May 26, 2017
The Senior Research Safety Program Manager position supports the goal of providing the UMD research community with the guidance and tools they need to manage safety in their laboratories.
May 10, 2017
The University of Maryland is committed to the safety of all individuals in its community. Get more information regarding camps and youth programs at UMD.
May 5, 2017
The Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk is proud to announce the SAFE initiative.
March 31, 2017
Starting this year, the University of Maryland is taking a historic step on its journey toward carbon neutrality. President Loh has approved a strategy to eliminate the climate impact caused by university-related student, faculty, and staff air travel through a new Carbon Neutral Air Travel Initiative.
October 11, 2016
The Office of Research Safety publishes a new Safety Culture webpage with resources for the research community.
October 11, 2016
Mary Ann Rankin, Senior Vice President and Provost, Amitabh Varshney, Interim Vice President and Chief Research Officer and Carlo Colella, Vice President for Administration and Finance renew their commitment to a strong culture of safety by issuing the expanded "Expectations for Conducting Safe Research"
January 11, 2016
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. I invite you to explore our website (www.essr.umd.edu) for additional information about our programs and resources.
I hope to meet as many of you as possible and I look forward to hearing from you with your comments, questions, and suggestions.
March 5, 2009
Federal and state safety agencies investigate after UCLA university officials failed to address lapses before a Dec. 29 chemical accident left a research assistant with fatal burns. Read more in the Los Angeles Times.