Environmental Health and Safety provides a variety of services designed to provide safe and healthy environment for to students. In addition to the student specific programs provided below, students should also review EHS Services for Laboratorians and EHS Services for Clinicians.
EHS provides customized student safety trainings specific to the student group work activities and hazards. In addition to these core student safety trainings, EHS provides specialized safety trainings which may be required depending on the students specific work activities. (more information)
Exposure and Accident Reporting
Student Health Services provides annual health assessments and post-exposure medical assessments for students. Student Health Services is open between 8 am and 4 pm on business days. Report immediately to Student Health Services located at 418 East 71st Street, Suite 21. (more information)
For more severe exposures/injuries or injuries occurring during nights, weekends or holidays employees must report immediately to either:
- NewYork Presbryterian Hospital Emergency Room: walk-in entrance is located at 68th Street and York Avenue. (map)
- NYP Emergency Medical Services: call 212-472-2222 to have emergency medical assistance sent to your location.
Follow-up with Student Health Services on the next business day.
In the event of an emergency, WCMC will notify students using the Emergency Notification System (ENS). The ENS can send simultaneous notifications to all students or select groups via email, cell phone, and text messaging. All students are responsible for ensuring their contact information is accurate in the ENS. (more information)
In addition to the ENS, emergency information providing the operational status of the campus and further instructions is communicated by:
- Emergency Information Hotline, (212-746-WCMC)
- Emergency Website
- Broadcast Email
EHS develops and distributes residential fire safety plans to students for the residences where they live while at Weill Cornell Medical College. These residential fire safety plans are intended to help occupants protect themselves in the event of fire in a residential building. A fire safety plan contains:
- Basic fire prevention and fire preparedness measures that will reduce the risk of fire and maximize safety in the event of a fire.
- Basic information about the building, including the type of construction, the different ways of exiting the building, and the types of fire safety systems it may have.
- Emergency fire safety and evacuation instructions in the event of fire in the building.