About Us

Message from the Director

Yale University is committed to health, safety and environmental protection in all of its programs and activities. We work hard so that the campus and your work environment are as safe as possible in order to protect you from harm and to prevent accidents and injuries. We have high standards for safety here. We need the same commitment from you.

  • Take responsibility for safety. It is up to you to be careful and follow safety rules. Safety training and information of all kinds are available from Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Ask your supervisor, colleagues and safety advisor about the precautions, risks and the proper procedures for whatever you do.
  • Plan for safety. Make sure you have the training, skills and tools to do your work safely. Have a plan for contingencies. It’s OK to stop and reconsider your steps if things aren’t going smoothly.
  • Look out for others. Speak up if you see someone doing something unsafe. Report unsafe conditions, facilities or activities. All members of the Yale community including ­students, faculty and staff share ­responsibility for safety.
  • Show others that safety matters to you. Be a model of risk awareness and ­preparation. Wear appropriate safety gear.

We all want a healthy life, safe places to work and a rewarding time at Yale.

Let’s make it happen.

Peter A. Reinhardt,
Director, Environmental Health and Safety