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Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Environmental Health and Safety is working in partnership with the Return to Campus Training Team to provide additional Health and Safety Resources to our campus community. Please visit the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guides page for guidance on face covering, cleaning, and other topics.

Also, consider reviewing the University’s COVID-19 Information Page for the latest information.

EHS Operational Status

EHS is open and prepared to serve campus needs this Fall. Personnel are onsite or in-office daily with some remote work rotations occurring where feasible. The hazardous waste rooms are fully operational and on schedule. Online meetings are still preferred as is most training. If in-person training is requires it may require EHS Director approval.

If you have a need to visit the office, you are encouraged to contact the office prior to your visit.

Receiving Help

Urgent Needs, Reporting Hazards/Conditions or Requesting General Assistance

Please continue to follow Risk Management protocols for reporting work-related injuries/illnesses and occurrences w/potential property damage. 865-974-5409 or

In the event that the EHS One-Call number is unanswered please contact:

  • 911 for emergencies
  • EHS Director and Campus Safety Officer Sandra Prior 757-876-5386 (cell) for non-emergencies.

Our Mission: The Radiation Safety Department ensures the safe use of all ionizing radiation and high-powered laser sources utilized at University of Tennessee Knoxville area campuses by maintaining regulatory compliance.