Related Departments

Environmental Health & Safety

  • The mission of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is to ensure that the George Washington University (GW) works together to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from all hazards; and complies with occupational and environmental health, biological and chemical safety, and fire safety regulations.
  • Required Annual Lab Safety Training is provided by this office and applies to individuals who work in a research or teaching lab. You will learn proper guidelines for safe practices and procedures for the use of chemicals (e.g., disposal, spill clean-up, labeling, and storage).
  • EHS oversees chemical safety and hazardous waste. These links below will take you to the corresponding information page via the Office of Health & Safety, which monitors these areas.
  • Office of Emergency Management

Visit the Environmental Health & Safety Website

Office of Risk Management

  • The Office of Risk Management and Insurance (Risk Management) manages risk associated with teaching, research and support operations.

Visit the Office of Risk Management Website

Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management

  • Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management (FPCM), a part of Division of Safety and Facilities, under the Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer's portfolio, builds, manages and maintains GW's property and grounds on all three of GW's campuses.

Visit the Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management Website

Office of Research Integrity

  • The GW Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is run through this office. Investigators must obtain Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval prior to using vertebrate animals in research or teaching and must adhere to the approved protocol in carrying out their activities.
  • Office of Human Research
  • Office of Animal Research

Visit the Office of Research Integrity Website