Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is responsible for occupational health and safety practices and strives to reduce work-related accidents and injuries through a formal injury and illness prevention plan, in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations. The program is built on the premise that each employee has the responsibility to: plan each job to assure proper safety equipment is available and used, know what actions to take in the event of emergencies, report any injuries or potential injuries and any unsafe conditions.

Additional services include helping UNMC administrators and staff to protect UNMC/Nebraska Medicine property and ensuring a safe environment for patients, visitors, students, and staff. EHS does this by identifying safety hazards, consulting with departments to correct and prevent safety hazard deficiencies, unsafe conditions and acts, and providing occupational and personal safety education and information.