Campus officials are keeping a close eye on the coronavirus and are working with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has advised that the current risk to Massachusetts residents is low.


Please read  the full health alert on the Novel Corona Virus on the University Health Services Webpage, for more information. 

Under direction of the Biosafety Officer/Biosafety Services Manager, or other person designated by the Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), this position provides operational and educational services related to the support of a comprehensive biological safety program and provides communication and coordination of laboratory safety training. 

Refer to the UMass Amherst Human Resources webpage for more details and information on how to apply for this position.

EH&S staff with Academic Safety will be distributing new safety posters throughout campus that promote laboratory safety principles and practices.  All those faculty, staff, and students who work in laboratories are initially trained in basic safety principles and practices through Environmental Health and Safety, but the sustainability of safe laboratories extends beyond that initial training and becomes each individual’s responsibility to help foster a culture of safety.

The new safety poster initiative is one tool that assists with the ongoing safety dialogue within a lab.

Download the RAMP UP SAFETY poster, the PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT poster, and the CHEMICAL STORAGE poster.

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