MIT's EHS policy and detailed guiding principles can be found on the EHS website.
MIT is committed to excellence in environmental, health and safety stewardship on our campus, in the larger community of which we are a part, and globally. This long-held commitment is demonstrated through our contributions to environmental, health and safety research and teaching, as well as through our institutional conduct.
Through its EHS policy, MIT is committed to being at the forefront of large academic research institutions as follows:
The MIT Academic council adopted this comprehensive policy and 20 guiding principles in support of the policy. These guiding principles outline MIT's organizational approach, roles and responsibilities of personnel, offices, and DLCs, and can be found on the EHS website. Also on EHS's website is MIT's Working Alone Policy, which applies to anyone working alone under potentially hazardous conditions.
The MIT community will find the EHS manual useful to describe MIT's EHS programs and how we all contribute to good EHS performance. Founded on the principles set forth in the MIT EHS Policy, the EHS Management System is a structured, organizational approach to environment, health and safety management, specifically designed to enable continual EHS performance improvement. Central to the design of the Management System is a continual cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing, and improving the EHS processes and practices at MIT. For a comprehensive guide to the EHS Management System and all of its related components, review the EHS-MS Manual.