News and Alerts


  • Prevent Tickborne Diseases

    April 20, 2017

    Some ticks carry pathogens that can cause human disease, including but not limited to Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Tickborne diseases can result in mild symptoms, including fever/chills, aches and pains (headache, fatigue, and muscle aches) and a rash, treatable at home to severe infections requiring hospitalization.

  • Community Household Sharps Collection - 2017

    April 19, 2017
    All hospitals and nursing homes in NYS are mandated by law to accept home-generated sharps as a free community service through their sharps collection programs. Stony Brook University Hospital has designated the Dental Care Center as its drop-off site for community household sharps collection.
  • OSHA issues final rule updating walking-working surfaces

    January 19, 2017


  • Welcome Dr. Ying Liu to the EH&S Department!

    December 14, 2016

    Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ying Liu to our Laboratory Safety group as our newest Laboratory Safety Specialist! Ying recently worked at the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center providing safety guidance and oversight as an Industrial Project Scientist.

  • Zika Virus - Update

    November 28, 2016

    Students, faculty and staff who are traveling for the holidays to areas with Zika, are urged to follow CDC travel guidance and notices.

  • Campus Fire Prevention & Safety Day

    August 30, 2016
  • Heat Illness Guide

    July 14, 2016

    Outdoor workers who are exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat-related illness. The risk of heat-related illness becomes greater as the weather gets hotter and more humid.

  • Welcome Dr. Sandhya Muralidharan to the EH&S Department!

    June 24, 2016

    Please join me in welcoming Dr. Sandhya Muralidharan to our Laboratory Safety group as our new Chemical Hygiene Officer / Lab Safety Specialist!

  • Zika Virus

    April 26, 2016

    Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus that is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.


  • Cold Weather Safety

    December 24, 2015

    While most people think of dangerous cold during long winters in northern states, the reality is that cold-related illness, both hypothermia and frostbite, occur throughout the year, in every state. In one three-year period, the state of New Mexico had the 4th highest rate of death from hypothermia. Hypothermia is defined as a core body temperature less than 95° F.