Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management is pleased to welcome Katherine Dorrity as Assistant Director of Emergency Management.

Kate comes to UMass with a strong Emergency Management background in Higher Education.  Most recently, Kate was Assistant Director of Emergency Management and Continuity at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was instrumental that institution’s COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as having served as EOC Manager during her time at IU. 

EH&S recently held a lab safety event to complement our online trainings.  Activities included evaluating a mock lab for safety, demonstration of how to safely use biosafety cabinets, hands-on lessons in how to use meters to detect radioactive materials, and use of fire extinguishers.  Participants were also able to try on and order lab coats and safety glasses, learn about different types of gloves, and get samples of PPE, safety posters, and other safety swag.  There was also plenty of candy for all and chances to win lunch at the Blue Wall!

Visit UMass Amherst Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for resources and updates on the University's COVID-19 response. This site provides the latest campus news and comprehensive information. 

Download, print and circulate the posters below. These posters are being distributed to promote the University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please promote these safe-living guides. Place them in your work spaces, on campus and at home. You can help You and Your UMass Community stay safe. Posters are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Nepalese.  

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