About Environmental Health and Safety
UNO shares an Institutional Biosafety Committee with UNMC.Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
The IBC is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of everyone at UNO and UNMC who works with biohazardous agents.
EHS provides information designed to minimize the risks associated with the use of hazardous chemicals in research and teaching laboratories and support facilities.
We also help the laboratory community ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations addressing chemical use in these areas.
EHS is responsible for regulatory and safety compliance of ionizing radiation at UNO. Our top priority is to keep UNO personnel, laboratories, and facilities safe.
EHS is responsible for occupational health and safety practices and strives to reduce work-related accidents and injuries through a formal injury and illness prevention plan, in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations.
Stormwater management is the control and use of stormwater runoff. It includes:
- Planning for runoff
- Maintaining stormwater systems
- Regulating the collection, storage, and movement of stormwater
Stormwater management also considers drainage in the design of cities and housing developments.