The Environment, Health and Safety Department (EHS) supports and advances the teaching, learning and research activities of the University through promotion of a safe and healthy campus environment by providing and coordinating programs and services that minimize safety, health, environmental and regulatory risks to the SCU community. The Environment, Health and Safety Department works to:

  • Provide a safe campus learning and work environment
  • Ensure a process of regulatory compliance
  • Minimize future potential liabilities
  • Protect and enhance SCU's reputation

EHS Updates 

EHS Recognizes Ramie Fernandez!

Ramie Fernandez is the Administrative Assistant in the Finance department of the Leavey School of Business. On Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:41 in the afternoon a small trashcan fire ignited and Ramie was able to extinguish the fire by recalling and utilizing the skills she learned in her Fire Extinguisher Training here at SCU. No one was injured in this incident. In addition to being trained in appropriate Fire Extinguished practices, Ramie is trained as part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). 

The EH&S department wants to thank Ramie for taking quick action to extinguish the fire! 

For information about Staff and Faculty training visit the training page »Info 

Campus First Aid Kits

As of September 2011 the EHS Department took over responsibility for stocking University First Aid Kits. These kits are commonly located in open office or break room areas and are re-stocked quarterly. The items provided by the EHS department are:

  • Plastic Strip Bandages
  • Fingertip Bandages
  • Sterile Gauze Pads
  • Single-use Antibiotic Ointment Packs

Many First Aid Kits have additional supplies that are either remnants of supplies that used to be stocked or have been stocked by individual departments. It is OK to add additional supplies to the cabinets based on department needs or wants. During the next restocking the bandages and ointment packs will be put into a standardized box with a message of “Supplied by Santa Clara University EH&S Department” and the gauze pads will have an identical sticker placed on them. This is to help identify supplies that are supplied by the University.

If restocking is needed between cycles please contact Facilities-CSC@scu.edu and additional supplies will be provided.