The Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management (EHS&EM) at Appalachian State University works in coordination with other university departments to support App State's commitment to campus safety. The office’s primary responsibility is environmental health, safety and emergency management functions across App State’s Boone and Hickory campuses. EHS&EM also coordinates App State’s on-campus emergency medical service (EMS) program, Mountaineer Medics, which provides emergency medical care and support to the App State Community.
Whether you work with EHS&EM regularly, or have never met any of our team, we hope that we can help you take the lead in your area. Please take some time to explore our site, ask questions, and let us know if you need anything at any time.
Together, as a university, we can think more to risk less.
We are committed to providing a healthy and safe campus environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. We oversee Biological, Chemical and Workplace Safety, Fire and Life Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Ergonomics, Air Quality and so on. Explore the safety practices we use to promote a healthy and safe campus environment.
Most people do not prepare for emergencies until they experience one. Preparing for emergencies will help you respond quicker and more effectively should the need arise. Learn more about emergency preparedness, the AppState-ALERT system, Appalachian Safety App, campus resources, etc.
Help identify and minimize hazards
As part of North Carolina's Injury Prevention Hazard Recognition Program, we want all Appalachian faculty, staff, and students to identify and report safety hazards in the workplace and around campus, wherever they are found. As a Hazard Hero, finding and reporting unsafe conditions and other hazards will help keep our campus safe.
This program is designed to assist you in reporting safety concerns and hazards. Simply complete the short form below and your report will go directly to EHS&EM personnel for review and follow-up.
Hazardous Chemical Information
- Chemical Inventory and SDS System (Contact EHS&EM for initial log in.)
Forms and Links
The following is a list of our most commonly used forms and links:
- Appalachian State University Initial Notification of Incident Form
- Report a Safety Concern
- Online Health and Safety Training
- Indoor Air Quality Survey Form
- New Employee Safety Orientation Form
- New Employee Safety Requirements
- Prescription Safety Glasses Form (for App State employees)
- Emergency LOTO Device Removal Form
- LOTO Annual Review Checklist
- Supervisor's LOTO Safety Checklist