Safety Overview

UIS is firmly committed to maintaining a safe work environment and to comply with the environmental health and safety regulations triggered by campus activities. Facilities and Services provide assistance in identifying regulatory requirements, developing compliance programs and addressing compliance issues.

Environmental Health and Safety Information

UIS is committed to providing a safe work environment and to complying with environmental and safety regulations. Environmental Health and Safety is a partner in a collaborative effort to ensure unified Environmental Health and Safety compliance management programs for the campus. Issues addressed by Environmental Health and Safety include:

  • Hazard Communication (Right to Know)
  • Regulatory and Technical Assistance
  • Spill and Emergency Procedures
  • Waste Management
  • Written Emergency Action Plan
  • Phone Number 217-206-8062

Hazard Communication (Right to Know)

A program has been created to provide information about the health and safety hazards of materials used on campus. The program includes training, container labeling and provision of Material Safety Data Sheets.

  • For information about chemicals used in the Science Division phone 217-206-8341.
  • For all other materials phone 217-206-8062.

Regulatory and Technical Assistance

General questions and requests for assistance should be directed to Environmental Health and Safety.

Spill and Emergency Response

The UIS Police have responsibility for the overall campus Emergency Response Plan. Incidental spill response is a function of various campus units.

  • UIS Police Emergency 217-206-7777
  • UIS Police non-emergency 217-206-6690
  • Spill Response and Cleanup 217-206-8062

Waste Management

A material becomes a waste when it is discarded or can no longer be used for its original intended purpose. Waste management and disposal requirements vary depending on the waste stream. Information for various waste streams are located on the Waste Management tab.

Written Emergency Action Plan

The Emergency Action Plan is available in written form.

  • To obtain a copy phone 217-206-8062.