Mission Statement

The mission of UNMC Environmental Health and Safety is to foster a culture of absolute safety for our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors and to minimize environmental and regulatory risks to UNMC and Nebraska Medicine.

We will realize this mission by adhering to our Values



Our department will be comprised of individuals committed to our mission and values. We will be accessible, professional, and courteous. We will have no fear in our pursuit of excellence and aim to be a trusted resource to the UNMC and Nebraska Medicine community.


We are committed to provide expert guidance and timely service to make sure that UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are in compliance with the regulatory requirements for which we are responsible.


We will grow as one Department, collaborating and working together to find innovative solutions to any problem.  We will emphasize open communication and focus on partnering rather than policing to develop understanding and accountability for all.


We strive to go beyond compliance to be a preeminent EHS department and will work to achieve exceptional results. We will diligently assess safety risks and develop policies, procedures, and innovative training and audit programs to keep these risks to the absolute minimum.


We will do our part to create an atmosphere that is culturally sensitive, diverse and inclusive which eliminates negative conditions impacting personal well-being. We will do this by developing policies and procedures in partnership with our customers, tailored to our unique needs. This will empower faculty, staff and students to understand regulatory compliance while maintaining academic freedom.