Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)’s purpose is to ensure that Lincoln University properly manages it chemical, biological, and radioactive material and prevent accidents and injuries in laboratories and other applicable areas that could impact students, faculty, and staff here on campus. EHS functions to ensure that the University complies with various local, state, and federal laws that pertain to the environment, lab safety, and hazardous materials used here on campus. EHS is under the direction of the Lincoln University Police Department (LUPD).

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Recycling Tips

  • EHS will recycle any recyclable batteries that are university property here on campus.  Please contact Mr. Clay at Clayr2@lincolnu.edu for pick-up or look at contact info to drop them off.

Click here to find out info on what types of batteries are  recyclable.

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EHS Management Services

 The following is a list of current services provided: 

  • Advise on proper handling and management of hazardous materials and wastes.
  • Conduct hazardous waste pick ups from all hazardous waste generators on campus.
  • Coordinate with appropriate groups for proper management of biological and radioactive material to adequately protect human health and the environment.
  • Arrange for proper disposal of any biological or radioactive materials on campus.
  • Audit and inspect laboratories and other facilities on campus.
  • Respond and provide technical support during hazardous materials incidents.
  • Provide training on hazardous materials, waste management, and environmental health and safety topics.
Lincoln University Water Boot Camp 2012 Lincoln University Water Boot Camp 2012

Lincoln University recieved a $15,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to host a Water Boot Camp.  The grant is the result of a partnership agreement signed on January 27, 2012, to prepare students for future careers in water-related environmental and scientific fields.

The Water Boot Camp was held from July 23, 2012, to July 27, 2012, at Lincoln University for students from LU and local high schools, including Jefferson City High School and Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City, Mo. Students became familiar with the essential concepts of water quality, treatment, and the operations and responsibilities of water utilities and professionals who are charged with providing clean, safe, potable water.

Lincoln University faculty and staff presented educational sessions consisting of lectures, group activities, laboratory tasks, tours of facilities, field trips, and information about Geographic Information Systems.  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri American Water Company also provided experts in water quality to serve as teachers during the boot camp.