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Who We Are

MIT’s Environment, Health, and Safety Office (EHS Office) is responsible for:

  • Overseeing operational EHS management at MIT
  • Providing EHS services to departments, laboratories, and centers (DLCs)
  • Supporting MIT’s commitment to EHS performance beyond compliance
  • Delivering services that demonstrate MIT’s commitment to EHS stewardship

These services relate to a wide range of areas – from environmental sustainability and occupational safety to chemical, radiation, and biological controls – that support the Institute’s accountability for excellent EHS performance, as well as for legal compliance.

We work in close partnership with MIT Medical and Occupational Health and Safety to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Deploying resources that reduce the environmental impact of MIT’s work, operations, and facilities
  • Ensuring the health and safety of our community members and neighbors

All of these activities are informed by our commitment to provide the responsive service and critical support needed to make MIT a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible place to live, work, and study.

Our Organization Structure

There are 7 areas within EHS. Check out the EHS Organization Chart for our structure. Visit the Team directory for staff contact information, including our EHS Coordinators out in the Department, Labs and Centers. You may search by topic area, department support team or role.

Annual Report

Our annual report provides updates on our programs and service teams, as well as awards and acknowledgements.

2019 Annual Report

Past Reports

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect people and the environment so MIT can improve the world. We provide expertise, service, support, and leadership in health, safety, environmental stewardship, and sustainability while fostering a strong, innovative safety culture within the entire MIT community.

Our Vision

We continually strive to be an essential, innovative, and valuable collaborator within the greater MIT community. To accomplish this, we:

  • Partner with the entire MIT community to maintain a safe, healthy, and environmentally sustainable place to learn, work, live, and play
  • Enable a healthy safety culture that empowers community members to identify, assess, and minimize risk while at MIT and beyond
  • Develop and communicate EHS solutions that are practical, efficient, sustainable, and adaptable
  • Continually improve to meet new challenges, emerging technologies, and trends with agility, creativity, and innovation
  • Support research resiliency, emergency preparedness/response, and business continuity
  • Foster the professional development of a dedicated staff capable of drawing upon a diverse skill set
  • Serve as a recognized leader in EHS excellence while reaching beyond compliance and regulatory responsibilities

Our Values

Addressing Questions and Concerns

If anyone in the MIT community has questions or concerns about safety and health issues or environment, there are several mechanisms that can be used to express these concerns or questions either anonymously or directly.

Direct Methods

  • Call the EHS Office at 2-EHSS (617-452-3477) and your concern/question will be directed to the appropriate expert
  • E-mail environment@mit.edu and your concern/question will be directed to the appropriate expert
  • Call 617-253-9389 and speak directly to Lou DiBerardinis, the EHS Office Director

Anonymous Methods

  • Contact the Ombuds Office for information on ways to report your concern
  • Submit an anonymous report online or by phone using the MIT Reporting Hotline (third-party system)

Who We Are

MIT’s Environment, Health, and Safety Office (EHS Office) is responsible for:

  • Overseeing operational EHS management at MIT
  • Providing EHS services to departments, laboratories, and centers (DLCs)
  • Supporting MIT’s commitment to EHS performance beyond compliance
  • Delivering services that demonstrate MIT’s commitment to EHS stewardship

These services relate to a wide range of areas – from environmental sustainability and occupational safety to chemical, radiation, and biological controls – that support the Institute’s accountability for excellent EHS performance, as well as for legal compliance.

We work in close partnership with MIT Medical and Occupational Health and Safety to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Deploying resources that reduce the environmental impact of MIT’s work, operations, and facilities
  • Ensuring the health and safety of our community members and neighbors

All of these activities are informed by our commitment to provide the responsive service and critical support needed to make MIT a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible place to live, work, and study.

Our Organization Structure

There are 7 areas within EHS. Check out the EHS Organization Chart for our structure. Visit the Team directory for staff contact information, including our EHS Coordinators out in the Department, Labs and Centers. You may search by topic area, department support team or role.

Annual Report

Our annual report provides updates on our programs and service teams, as well as awards and acknowledgements.

2019 Annual Report

Past Reports

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect people and the environment so MIT can improve the world. We provide expertise, service, support, and leadership in health, safety, environmental stewardship, and sustainability while fostering a strong, innovative safety culture within the entire MIT community.

Our Vision

We continually strive to be an essential, innovative, and valuable collaborator within the greater MIT community. To accomplish this, we:

  • Partner with the entire MIT community to maintain a safe, healthy, and environmentally sustainable place to learn, work, live, and play
  • Enable a healthy safety culture that empowers community members to identify, assess, and minimize risk while at MIT and beyond
  • Develop and communicate EHS solutions that are practical, efficient, sustainable, and adaptable
  • Continually improve to meet new challenges, emerging technologies, and trends with agility, creativity, and innovation
  • Support research resiliency, emergency preparedness/response, and business continuity
  • Foster the professional development of a dedicated staff capable of drawing upon a diverse skill set
  • Serve as a recognized leader in EHS excellence while reaching beyond compliance and regulatory responsibilities

Our Values

Addressing Questions and Concerns

If anyone in the MIT community has questions or concerns about safety and health issues or environment, there are several mechanisms that can be used to express these concerns or questions either anonymously or directly.

Direct Methods

  • Call the EHS Office at 2-EHSS (617-452-3477) and your concern/question will be directed to the appropriate expert
  • E-mail environment@mit.edu and your concern/question will be directed to the appropriate expert
  • Call 617-253-9389 and speak directly to Lou DiBerardinis, the EHS Office Director

Anonymous Methods

  • Contact the Ombuds Office for information on ways to report your concern
  • Submit an anonymous report online or by phone using the MIT Reporting Hotline (third-party system)