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Your Health and Safety at the University of Minnesota, Crookston

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS) initiated a part-time position located on the Crookston campus. The position serves as a liaison between our campus and the University wide department. The DEHS provides programs to protect the health and safety of all people on the UMC campus and assure compliance with applicable codes and regulations.

DEHS FOCUS (Focus on Customer Service) is an Internet based application that will allow you initiate a request for service from the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. To request services from DEHS, please go to

We are all responsible for maintaining a safe and healthful environment. We can work with you to prevent accidents, report unsafe conditions, learn safer techniques, get necessary training, and work within applicable regulations.

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS) is here to help. We will work with you to solve a particular problem, develop and implement strategies for ensuring your health and safety, and improve training programs. We will investigate particular health and safety concerns. The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety embodies that commitment.

Contact Tom Feiro for assistance. For confidential reporting of Environmental Health issues or other ethical issues, please use the EthicsPoint service.

Program Area Focused on at UMC:

  • Safety Training
  • Hazardous Waste Recycling
  • Fire, Life, and Safety building inspections
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Ergonomic Health
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Confined Space Safety
  • Hazardous Materials
    (Response Team with Crookston Fire Dept.)

Service available within Program areas include:

  • Regulatory compliance and consensus standards audits
  • Plans and Permit Review
  • Assistance with departmental program development
  • Agency relations
  • Hazard assessment
  • Training and training materials
  • Hazard abatement and emergency response

Twin Cities EHS Web Site