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EHS Management System

MIT has implemented a comprehensive and integrated Environment, Health, and Safety Management System (EHS-MS) that is sustainable for the long term within our academic research setting.

A highly collaborative effort that draws on the leadership and expertise of faculty, researchers, students, administrators, and staff, the EHS Management System shapes how all members of the MIT community view their environmental, health, and safety responsibilities; carry out MIT’s comprehensive and integrated environmental commitment in their day-to-day activities; and assess MIT’s performance against our goals.

The management system has been designed to address three interdependent goals:

  • Supporting the independence of research and teaching while continuously improving MIT’s performance in meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements and achieving high standards for environmental sustainability and health and safety.
  • Reflecting and facilitating MIT’s broad commitment to environmental excellence and stewardship.
  • Supporting MIT’s comprehensive and integrated approach to managing EHS performance.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the contents of the EHS – MS Pamphlet.

EHS-MS Manual

This Manual is designed to serve as a comprehensive guide to the 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:

  • MIT’s EHS Policy and Objectives
  • The Roles and Responsibilities for Implementing the Management System
  • How MIT Plans for Continual EHS Improvement
  • The EHS Training Requirements and Delivery Systems
  • EHS Services and Data Management
  • Inspections and Audits, and
  • EHS Communications

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) 452-3477 or ext: 2-3477 or send us an e-mail at environment@mit.edu.

A highly collaborative effort that draws on the leadership and expertise of faculty, researchers, students, administrators, and staff, the EHS Management System shapes how all members of the MIT community view their environmental, health, and safety responsibilities; carry out MIT’s comprehensive and integrated environmental commitment in their day-to-day activities; and assess MIT’s performance against our goals.

The management system has been designed to address three interdependent goals:

  • Supporting the independence of research and teaching while continuously improving MIT’s performance in meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements and achieving high standards for environmental sustainability and health and safety.
  • Reflecting and facilitating MIT’s broad commitment to environmental excellence and stewardship.
  • Supporting MIT’s comprehensive and integrated approach to managing EHS performance.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the contents of the EHS – MS Pamphlet.

EHS-MS Manual

This Manual is designed to serve as a comprehensive guide to the 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:

  • MIT’s EHS Policy and Objectives
  • The Roles and Responsibilities for Implementing the Management System
  • How MIT Plans for Continual EHS Improvement
  • The EHS Training Requirements and Delivery Systems
  • EHS Services and Data Management
  • Inspections and Audits, and
  • EHS Communications

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) 452-3477 or ext: 2-3477 or send us an e-mail at environment@mit.edu.