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The is Vice President Office for Health Sciences is keen on enhancing environmental health and safety at HSC through:



HSC Medical Waste Management System


The HSC Medical Waste Management System is a system that covers management of both hazardous and nonhazardous medical wastes produced within HSC faculties and facilities:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Dentistry including KU Dental Clinic
  • Animal Resources Center (formerly known as Animal House)
  • Research Core Facility

The System aims to ensure that both HSC staff and students work in a safe, healthy environment.



Environmental and Occupational Health


The Environmental and Occupational Health Services* are designed to deepen understanding of occupational and environmental hazards and to prevent diseases, fatalities, and injuries at HSC. The services focus on developing programs in:

  • Industrial Hygiene (for healthcare and academic health centers)
  • Health Promotion
  • Occupational Health Psychology

* Under Development



Facility Safety


The Vice President Office for Health Sciences is collaborating with KU General Secretariat to provide services related to*:

  • HSC Campus Safety (including noise monitoring and in-door air quality assessment)
  • Fire Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Facility Management

* Under Development



Laboratory Safety


The Laboratory Safety Services* aim to enhance environmental health and safety measures in HSC laboratories designed for teaching, research and/or clinical training and services. The Services are comprised of:

  • Medical Physics and Radiation Safety
  • Biological Safety
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Infection Control and Risk Management
  • Code of Safe Laboratory Practices

* Under Development



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