For Emergencies

Contact Campus Police at (828) 251-6710 or dial 6710 from your office telephone first (e.g., for the quickest response time). We encourage you to add this telephone number to your moblie phone contact list. If you are off-campus, dial 911 from your telephone or mobile phone.

For Employee (and Student Worker) Incidents

Report all workplace incidents immediately, no matter how minor, to your supervisor (including near-miss and first-aid incidents). Please submit an Incident Report.

If medical treatment is needed, supervisors should complete Section A – Patient Information, Supervisor’s Initial Medical Treatment Authorization & Medical Provider’s Report, and send the form with the employee to the authorized medical provider (except in an emergency, the employee should be sent for medical treatment immediately).

Contact EHS at (828) 251-6038 for reporting questions or refer to UNCA’s Worker’s Compensation Policy 3260.

Serious Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Reporting

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) must be notified immediately in the event of a fatality and serious injury or illness (e.g., that results in the hospitalization of one or more individuals; amputation; or loss of an eye) by calling (828) 251-6038. After hours, EHS may be reached by calling University Police at (828) 251-6710.

For Student Incidents

Faculty and staff should report student incidents immediately, no matter how minor (including near-miss and first-aid incidents). Please submit an Incident Report.

For Environmental, Health or Safety Concerns

Please submit a Safety Concern.

For Assistance

The EHS offices are located in Weizenblatt Hall and Zeis Hall.  If you would like to speak or arrange a meeting with an EHS staff member, please visit Our Staff page.

Buncombe County Open Burning Information Hot-line

Effective at 10 a.m. on April 18, the Buncombe County Fire Marshal’s Office in accordance with North Carolina State Building Code: Fire Prevention Code 307.1.1 is issuing a ban on open burning for all of Buncombe County due to adverse atmospheric conditions. Those conditions include extremely high fire danger, very low humidity, and gusty winds. There is to be no burning of yard waste, debris, or land clearing during this ban. This does not include fires contained in a pit, barbecue grill, or chiminea device smaller than three feet in diameter.

The burning ban will be in effect until Saturday April 22 at 8 a.m. when the fire danger is expected to decrease.

Burn alerts information 24/7 by calling (828) 250-6767.

Fire Drill Exercises

Fire drill exercises for Resident Halls and Office/Classroom buildings are scheduled every March/April and September/October. Fire drill exercises are required every academic semester for University buildings by order of the NC State Fire Marshal under the authority of the NC Department of Insurance (DOI). Contact EHS at (828) 251-6038 for more information.