Environmental Health & Safety

SMU is committed to safety, health, and environmental protection in all of its programs and activities. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) manages research safety, campus and occupational safety, and environmental programs for the SMU community.

Occupational Health

Occupational health strongly focus on injury prevention and employee education.

Occupational Safety

EHS promotes campus safety by contractor management, using safety work permits and providing safety programs.

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Research Safety

Identify potential hazards and risks in research and find effective, practical solutions.

About Us


Executive Director, Environmental Health & Safety
214-768-2430 Office

Michael J. Smith, MS, CSHO

Occupational Safety Manager
214-768-4203 Office

Gloria Ruiz, MS

Laboratory Safety and Industrial Hygiene Manager
214-768-2464 Office