Construction Safety

Dig-Safe Training

Anyone performing work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) that requires a DigSafe Notification is now required to watch a training video and submit a certification form certifying that the video was viewed and understood. This video was created to outline UMA procedures, as well as review Massachusetts DigSafe and Trenching regulations. The certification is good for a period of two years, after which the video must be again viewed and the certification form resubmitted.

Please contact Sondra Slesinski, Physical Plant Safety Officer (; 413-835-1255) or Robert Wallace (; 413-313-3608) for more information.

Contractor Safety Training

EHS required contractor safety training can be found here.

Safety Related Poicies, Programs and Guidelines

Environmental Related Information

Pre-Construction Materials

All Campuses

Amherst Campus 

Mount Ida Campus

Laboratory Related Information

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During the 1970’s, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Health and... read more

This manual documents the structure and function of the asbestos-containing material (ACM)... read more

As described in our laboratory decommissioning policy, EH&S needs to evaluate the historical... read more

When entering into an area that qualifies as a confined space, it must be done with the proper... read more

The purpose of these procedures is to eliminate, as much as possible, any potential hazards to... read more

The purpose of these guidelines is to identify the processes and requirements that must be... read more

Any equipment offered for disposal may contain a variety of materials that if disposed of could... read more

This document contains a flowchart on Hazard Assessment, Abatement, Oversight and Clearance... read more

This document includes a visual flow chart on the Hazard Assessment, Abatement, Oversight, and... read more

In order to provide UMass faculty, staff, students and other appropriate persons with the... read more

Hazardous Building Material Assessment for Demolition, Renovation and Maintenance Projects.... read more

Why do I need hearing protection?

The UMass Amherst Hearing Conservation Program has been... read more

The University of Massachusetts is obligated to follow Massachusetts Air Pollution Control... read more

Hazard Communication Standard Pictogram information

OSHA Fact Sheet on Crystalline Silica.

Below are a number of Physical Plant policies and guidelines that interact with EH&S issues... read more

The primary goal of the Respiratory Protection Program is to protect students, staff, and... read more