Dear Stanford Community Members,
It is our great pleasure to present the FY 2017-2018 Annual Program Report for Environmental Health and Safety. This report highlights some of the many accomplishments Stanford has made in ensuring a safe and sustainable place for us to work, study, and live.
This last year we focused on practical safety and environmental solutions by working with faculty, staff, and students in a process of shared learning. These improvements can sometimes seem small, like streamlining how labs get rid of hazardous waste but have a huge impact given the thousands of people that use our services every year. Others seem big and really are, such as figuring out how to quickly clear research buildings following a major seismic event or working to mitigate wildfire risk across the 8000+ acres Stanford owns. But in all of these instances, the progress EH&S made was through working closely with and learning alongside our campus partners. We acknowledge that not every effort will have the impact we expect and we want to express our genuine appreciation for those individuals that have shared their perspective on how we might do better.
We are proud that EH&S has been able to contribute to the success of this university in so many different ways. In reflecting on some of the global and national events that shaped the year, it’s sometimes hard not to feel pessimistic. It leaves us grateful to be part of an institution whose mission involves solving real-world problems for the benefit of our region, country, and world. We look forward to the new year and continuing to support the incredible work that happens every day at Stanford.
– Russell Furr
Associate Vice Provost for Environmental Health & Safety
Please contact us if you would like to request a printed paper copy of this year’s report