December 20, 2018
The manager works to identify and monitor controls in areas of high university exposures resulting from departmental operations and assures compliance with federal, State, and local regulations including adherence to the university’s policies and procedures.
December 18, 2018
This position serves as the ESSR point-of-contact responsible for the on-campus EHS duties at the UMD Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR) facility, located in Rockville, Maryland.
December 12, 2018
Fire and life safety is everyone’s responsibility; by testing smoke alarms and CO detectors, keeping exits clear of obstructions, and maintaining fire alarms and fire sprinkler systems, we can all avoid injury or death from the effects of fire.
December 10, 2018
The Safety Specialist is responsible for the implementation of multiple occupational safety programs across the campus with an emphasis on assisting with the evaluation of work centers for hazards. This will include conducting site inspections and monitoring workplace exposures.
November 12, 2018
The ESSR Annual Report for 2017-2018 is now available.
November 10, 2018
Learn more about the University of Maryland's ongoing sustainability efforts in the Sustainability Progress Report.
November 1, 2018
Mold and Indoor Air Quality Information
October 12, 2018
The Administrative Assistant II will perform administrative tasks for the department that includes providing support to the staff and answering calls. Performs business, administrative and personnel functions for the department.
October 1, 2018
See how you can participate in promoting biosafety in your lab. #GetYourCultureOn
September 26, 2018
Annual Fire Safety Report is now available on the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management page.
September 17, 2018
See how your laboratory can prepare for disruptions, such as campus closures for severe weather or an unscheduled loss of utilities.
August 27, 2018
The University of Maryland is looking for a dynamic individual to serve as a Health Physicist within the Radiation Safety Program of the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability, and Risk (ESSR).
May 18, 2018
Find out more about the changes that are happening to our training requirements for laboratory teaching assistants.
February 1, 2018
Graduate students in the School of Public Health collaborated with staff members from the Office of Risk Management in the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk (ESSR) this past semester on their class projects to analyze and make key recommendations about the workplace health and safety environment at the University of Maryland.
January 25, 2018
Stormwater management, permitting, and pollution control is a major priority for the University of Maryland.
November 14, 2017
Get more information about the University of Maryland Climate Action Plan 2.0 and the Sustainability Progress Report.
May 5, 2017
The Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk is proud to announce the SAFE initiative.
March 31, 2017
Starting this year, the University of Maryland is taking a historic step on its journey toward carbon neutrality. President Loh has approved a strategy to eliminate the climate impact caused by university-related student, faculty, and staff air travel through a new Carbon Neutral Air Travel Initiative.
October 11, 2016
Mary Ann Rankin, Senior Vice President and Provost, Amitabh Varshney, Interim Vice President and Chief Research Officer and Carlo Colella, Vice President for Administration and Finance renew their commitment to a strong culture of safety by issuing the expanded "Expectations for Conducting Safe Research"
January 11, 2016
I am so pleased to be returning to the University of Maryland as the Executive Director of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk (ESSR.) This is a wonderfully exciting time for the University with record research funding, the addition of new campus facilities, a continuing increase in student enrollment, and membership in the Big Ten (Go Terps!), among many other initiatives and accomplishments. The very capable staff of ESSR are here to provide the University with excellent support and services in line with our vision of a campus where safety and sustainability are core values. I invite you to explore our website (www.essr.umd.edu) for additional information about our programs and resources.
I hope to meet as many of you as possible and I look forward to hearing from you with your comments, questions, and suggestions.