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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)

2019 Training Dates Now Available

December 3, 2018

All our onsite training and certification programs now have new sessions available for 2019. Please visit our Instructor-Led Training Schedule page for more information.

Annual Chemical Inventory due December 15

November 26, 2018

As every year, Weill Cornell Medicine must submit an Annual Chemical Inventory report of all hazardous chemicals on campus including type, quantity, and storage/use location; to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. 

Supervisors of all locations storing and/or using hazardous chemicals must review their chemical inventory in the web-based ChemTracker Chemical Inventory System; and submit to EHS the Annual Chemical Inventory Submission form, available on the EHS website.

This process must be completed by December 15, 2018, to allow EHS enough time to submit the regulatory reports. For more information, please click here.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your ChemTracker account, please contact us at 646-962-7233 or chemtracker@med.cornell.edu.

October is Campus Sustainability Month

October 9, 2018

Campus Sustainability Month is officially underway at Weill Cornell Medicine. This is a yearly international celebration of sustainability in higher education, held every October by many universities and college campuses. 

Campus Sustainability Month 2018 Events

The WCM Sustainability Leadership Council has organized events and raffles throughout October to rethink our impact on the environment and find ways to reduce waste and conserve energy in our campus. See the poster above for information on their current calendar of events, and check the WCM Sustainability website and Facebook page often for updates.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

October 1, 2018

Weill Cornell Medicine’s annual campus security and fire safety report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.

Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

This report is available online at the WCM Student Life website You may also request a paper copy from the Office of Student Affairs.

New Ergonomics Resources Available

September 26, 2018

An efficient ergonomic setup can improve productivity and satisfaction, as well as prevent straining and injuries at the workplace. We have expanded the Ergonomics section of our website to include more information and resources to help improve your work environment.

Please visit our Ergonomics page for helpful tips, and to learn how to schedule an ergonomics evaluation.

 

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.