EHS-MS Manual

Updated February 23, 2016


Welcome to MIT's Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Management System Manual. This Manual is designed to serve as a comprehensive guide to the EHS Management System (EHS-MS) and all of its related components. It provides a detailed overview of the Management System's design and approach, and a summary discussion on all of the organizational components of the Management System. The Manual is an excellent source for obtaining a high-level and comprehensive perspective and understanding of the Institute's EHS requirements and the tools available to meet those requirements. All students, faculty, and staff should read the Manual to better assist in contributing to sound EHS practices.

The Manual is organized around the seven central components of the Management System:

The Manual can be used in two ways. Reading the Manual in its entirety will provide the most integrated and comprehensive perspective on the purpose, approach, and tools MIT has deployed to help the MIT community meet and surpass its EHS obligations. Also, the Manual can be used as a central reference source to access information on specific components of the Management System as needed.

The Manual provides links to essential procedures and tools that support the day-to-day demands of implementing the Management System and carrying out your EHS activities.

Can't find what you are looking for? Please contact the EHS Office at 617-45(617) 452-3477 or send us an e-mail at