Announcements and News

Initial Notification of Incident/Injury Form

Click here to complete a short questionnaire used to notify App State Human Resource Services and Environmental Health, Safety, & Emergency Management personnel about an on-the-job incident or injury, including near misses.


Safety and Health Concern Form

Be a Hazard Hero! - Help identify and minimize hazards.

Hazard HeroAs 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.

Be a Hazard Hero. Click here to report a hazard.

This program is designed to assist you in reporting safety concerns and hazards.  Simply complete the short form above and click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form.  Your report will go directly to EHS&EM personnel for review and follow-up.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office by email ( or by phone at 828-262-4008.


Hazardous Chemical Information Now Online

Click here to find an MSDS (now called SDS or Safety Data Sheets).

Click here to log into the App State Chematix™ hazardous chemical tracking system.
(Contact EHS&EM for initial log in.)

Think more. Risk less.

Welcome to Appalachian’s Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Management (EHS&EM). We are committed to providing a healthy and safe campus environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Our mission is to promote healthy, safe, and resilient operations on campus, to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to protect the environment. Our vision is to increase resiliency and preserve the Appalachian mission as a recognized campus leader and resource for environmental health, safety, and emergency management. Our office is committed to the following values in all that we do:

  • Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Stewardship and Compliance
  • Open Communication

Our professional staff provides training, area assessments, inspections, and reports that support all university departments while reducing institutional liability and risk. While the University must comply with the expectations of numerous governing and regulatory agencies, we believe that we can find compliance while placing people and environment first. The people and environment model enables us to look at the root cause of risk and recommend or require appropriate controls rather than simply seeking to reach code compliance. Code compliance is often the result of thinking more and managing or reducing risk. We also maintain a people and environment first model to our emergency preparedness and management programs.

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. If you would like to visit EHS&EM’s emergency preparedness page, please click here.

Together, as a university, we can think more to risk less.

Please be patient as we update our site

We hope to make this site a valuable resource for students, faculty, staff, visitors, and those around the world who visit our site. Over the coming months we will make changes to the menu and format of our site with the hope that you will access the resources you need. If you have any suggestions for topical organization or format of this page, please email us and let us know.

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Learn more about the SlowCOVIDNC mobile app

Anonymously share a positive COVID-19 result or receive a notification if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Your privacy is protected. Download and install the SlowCOVIDNC mobile app for free from the App Store or Google Play.

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Business Affairs Websites


Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management
P.O. Box 32112
Boone, NC, 28608 USA
(828) 262-4008

Business Services Building
1039 State Farm Road
Boone, NC

Questions or Comments?
Please contact us.