About EHS&EM

The Department of Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Management (EHS&EM) works in coordination with other departments across campus to build a safe and prepared campus in support of the University’s commitment to campus safety. Our department holds the primary responsibility for environmental health, safety, and emergency management functions across campus. Learn more about EHS&EM.

Safety & Health

Safety & Health

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe campus environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. We oversee Biological, Chemical and Workplace Safety, Fire and Life Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Ergonomics, Air Quality and so on. Click here for our web site.

Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Most people do not prepare for emergencies until they experience one. Preparing for emergencies will help you respond quicker and more effectively should the need arise. Learn more about emergency preparedness, the AppState-ALERT system, Appalachian Safety App, campus resources, etc.



Here are four of our most often used forms. 

Hazard Hero Notification Form (Use this form to report a safety hazard.)
Initial Notification of Incident Form (Use this form to report an accident, injury, or near hit.)
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Form for Non-Employees 
Prescription Eyeglasses Form (for ASU Employees)

If you have questions regarding these forms, please contact our office (262-4008 or email safety@appstate.edu). Additional forms offered by the EHS&EM department can be found here.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about safety and emergency preparedness on campus. Topics include: accidents and injuries; lab safety; fire safety; and the AppState ALERT emergency notification system. Don’t see the answer to the question you are looking for? No problem! Contact our office at any time (262-4008 or safety@appstate.edu).