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Environmental Health and Safety


Contact Information:

Sherie Thornton
Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, GFSB 131

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

After Hours Emergencies: Contact Campus Police 801-957-4270


To promote, create, and maintain a safe and healthful campus environment.

What We Do:

The Environmental Health and Safety Office is a service organization that provides expertise and advice for compliance with federal, state and local health regulations, as well as current professional practices and guidelines. Our goal is to prevent injury, illnesses, and environmental damage through the recognition, evaluation, and control of potential hazards arising from college activities. This is accomplished through activities that ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors at Salt Lake Community College. Our services include assisting the college in compliance with regulations and training college personnel and students in appropriate safety measures. General areas of focus include biological, radiological, occupational and chemical health and safety.

Facilities Safety

General Safety

Hazard Communication Program

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Bloodborne Pathogens Policy

Environmental Programs

Chemical Fume Hoods

Chemical Spill - SLCC Policy


Air Quality Monitor

Salt Lake Community College is participating in program with the University of Utah to measure air quality in the Salt Lake area. We have installed a sensor near the Gunderson Facilities Services Building that measures particulate matter in the air that is smaller than 2.5 microns in size. The data it collects is available online at the website linked below. Take some time and log on to this site and check out what our air quality is like on our campus. If you have any questions, please contact Sherie Thornton, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, at 801-957-4902.

AirQuality in Salt Lake City