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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 Medicine

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

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Now Available: Print-And-Go Sheets

March 18, 2021

EHS has developed Print-And-Go Sheets with detailed information on what to do in case of exposure to chemical, biological, or radioactive materials. If you or someone in your lab is exposed, seek medical assistance and provide a Print-And-Go Sheet to the healthcare staff providing treatment. To view all Print-And-Go sheets available, click here

Town Hall Video Now Available

March 1, 2021

Thank you to all who attended the EHS Laboratory Safety Town Hall on February 25. If you'd like to view a recording of the session, please click here (login required).

Laboratory Safety Town Hall on February 25

February 18, 2021

EHS is pleased to announce our upcoming Town Hall, where we will share updates on new and ongoing laboratory safety programs.

Thursday, February 25, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Click here to RSVP

Important topics that we will cover in this meeting include:

  • 2021 Lab Safety Trends
  • Biosafety and COVID-19
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Availability and Usage
  • Common Chemical and Fire Safety Hazards
  • Sustainability and How to Minimize Waste in Your Lab
  • And more

RSVP online now 

All Laboratory Safety Coordinators should plan to attend this meeting, and additional lab employees are welcome to join as well. If you are unable to attend, please invite another member of your lab by sharing the registration link.

Please feel free to contact EHS with any questions at 646-962-7233 or ehs@med.cornell.edu.

Annual Chemical Inventory due January 29, 2021

January 14, 2021

Who this message is for:

Laboratory Supervisors, Designated Laboratory Safety Coordinators, Chemical Owners.

What is happening:

Weill Cornell Medicine is required to submit Annual Chemical Inventory Reporting of all hazardous chemicals in order to comply with city, state, and federal mandates.

What you need to do:

If you haven’t done so yet, please review and update your chemical inventory in Salute by January 29, 2021.

To comply with this year’s annual chemical inventory, simply:

  1. review your inventory in Salute for accuracy,
  2. make changes as needed, and
  3. change the Inventory Status from Requires Update to Complete once you are done.

 For step-by-step instructions on viewing and managing your chemical inventory, please visit the EHS website.

Contact us:

If you need access to Salute, need assistance in managing your inventory, or have any questions, please contact EHS at 646-962-7233 or ehs@med.cornell.edu.

Online Fire Drill Training Programs

August 6, 2020

To help support the safety of WCM employees working on-site while adhering to social distancing guidelines, Environmental Health and Safety has developed online fire drills for WCM-managed buildings and Article 28 spaces. Each training summarizes building safety features, evacuation routes, and crucial emergency preparedness information.

 What you need to do:

If you currently work on-site in any of the buildings listed below, please complete the online fire drill training for that location in the Learning Management System (LMS) by Friday, August 28.

  • 1155 York Avenue
  • 1165 York Avenue
  • 12 West 72nd Street
  • 1305 York Avenue (Weill Grenberg Center)
  • 211 East 80th Street
  • 215 East 68th Street
  • 2315 Broadway
  • 240 East 59th Street
  • 402 East 67th Street (Laurel Building)
  • 407 East 61st Street (Gertrude & Louis Feil Family Research Building)
  • 413 East 69th Street (Belfer Research Building)
  • 416 East 55th Street
  • 420 East 70th Street (Lasdon House Offices)
  • 425 East 61st Street 
  • 428 East 72nd Street (Oxford Building)
  • 445 East 69th Street (Olin Hall Offices) 
  • 515 East 71st Street (Hamad bin Khalifa Biomedical Research Building)
  • 516 East 72nd Street (Citigroup Imaging Center)
  • 53 Beekman Street

 Training Access Instructions

  1. Log in to the Weill Business Gateway with your CWID and password.
  2. Click on the Learning tile.          
  3. 3.     On the Find Learning section on the right side of the screen, enter “fire drill” to search for available courses.
  4. 4.     Click on the training for the building you’re currently working in.
  5. Click Start Course and complete the presentation. Note: The trainings are in slideshow format and do not have audio.
  6. Complete the brief quiz to receive credit for the training.

Questions?

Please contact us at 646-962-7233 or ehs@med.cornell.edu.

 

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

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