Welcome to Environmental Health and Safety

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 Workplace 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 or 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 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.

Coronavirus 2019 Prevention Information

Please go to Pandemic and Communicable Diseases

Buncombe County Open Burning Information Hot-line

(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.