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Welcome to the Research & Instructional Safety & Health website.

Safety matters at Smith College. Our safety committees and inventory and regulatory affairs unit ensure we provide a safe environment for students, employees, faculty, and staff as well as others visiting our facilities and to help ensure compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations. This site provides resources for students, faculty and staff to perform coursework, design and fabrication, and research (including in laboratories and in the field) safely and in compliance with relevant directives.

Under the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic circumstances, extraordinary precautions must be taken to ensure the health and well being of our whole community. To learn about the College’s COVID-19 Response Plan visit the Culture of Care College’s website. In our own COVID-19 page we offer a few more resources designed to help our faculty/staff/students navigate the new normal.

Our EH&S Office contact is:                           Our CSC Administrative Director is:
Margaret Rakas                                                 Tom Richardson
Ford Hall 027                                                     Burton Hall, Rm 115
mrakas(at)smith.edu (413-585-3877)                trichardson(at)smtih.edu (413-585-3802)