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EHS is always available to provide assistance. If you need to contact us for any reason, please refer to our staff directory. In addition, we can be reached by using the information below.

Environmental Health and Safety Weill Cornell Medical College

402 East 67th Street
Room LA-0020
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (646) 962-7233
Fax: (646) 962-0288
ehs@med.cornell.edu

Create an EHS Incident

Create an EHS Incident to track your request. (more info)

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

November 9, 2017

On November 2, 2017, The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 37.8 million residential and commercial Kidde fire extinguishers; as they can become clogged or fail to activate during a fire emergency.

This recall does not affect any fire extinguishers provided by Weill Cornell Medicine; but it may impact an extinguisher found in your own home, apartment, vehicle, or boat. Please visit the CPSC website to read the recall notice in full; as well as to determine whether it affects your fire extinguisher and how to obtain a replacement.

Welcome to Our New Website!

June 12, 2017

We are pleased to welcome you to the new website for Environmental Health and Safety at Weill Cornell Medicine, now on the new WCM’s branding scheme and content management platform.

Our new site still contains all of EHS forms, manuals, and documentation. You may use the menu bar near the top of the page, or the search icon in the top right corner to find the resources you need or explore our content.

We will be revising our content as well as adding new features in the near future; please check back frequently for updates.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at ehs@weill.cornell.edu or call 646-962-7233.

Medical Assistance Map

August 26, 2015

EHS has developed a Medical Assistance Map to help students, faculty and staff navigate to the various medical locations (i.e. Student Health Services, Workforce Health and Safety, NYP Emergency Department, and Emergency Medical Services) in the event these services are needed. The map outlines the locations, telephone numbers and operating hours of these services. Feel free to print this sign in color and post as needed.

Lessons Learned

February 5, 2015

It is important to learn from accidents and near misses. This “Lessons Learned” section of the EHS website has been created to document accidents that have occurred on our campus or at other similar institutions. The documents provide a brief description of the incident, the root cause(s), and what has been learned.

Contractor Safety Manual

February 2, 2015

This Contractor Safety Manual replaces the previous WCMC Construction Safety Manual. This manual was developed to outline the minimum EHS requirements for all contractors working on campus and the responsibilities of both WCMC Project Managers and other departments that supervise or oversee activities performed by contractors. This manual also provides guidance for performing an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) before certain types of activities begin.

 

Mission Statement

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for developing, maintaining and promoting policies, procedures, training and educational programs necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff and visiting public. We are committed to developing a culture where safety and health are core values, and provide high-quality services that facilitate Weill Cornell Medicine's education, research and clinical missions.

EHS serves as the WCM biological, chemical and radiation safety office, coordinating comprehensive hazardous material and workplace safety programs. EHS takes appropriate steps to ensure that problems are identified and resolved in a timely manner. We coordinate reviews and responses to external agencies, many of which have the authority to cite, impose civil penalties, restrict or rescind operations, and remove or disapprove accreditation. EHS provides an emergency response for college situations that may include exposure to or the release of hazardous materials, and fire scenarios. We implement programs and services to minimize injuries or illnesses, and reduce safety, health and environmental risks in a manner consistent with fiscal and environmental stewardship. Read More

Requesting Assistance & Reporting a Problem

Contact WCMC and NYP departments providing safety, security, waste and health services.

Safety Data Sheets

Chemwatch: a database of > 20,000,000 SDSs, obtained directly from manufacturers, suppliers and other chemical safety databases
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Newsletters

Check out our newsletters for EHS updates, reports, news and tips.

Cornell Hotline

Anonymously report health and safety concerns.