On the CU Denver campus, ​​EHS provides guidance, services, and training to safeguard the health of the campus community, and to help important research stay on track.   

See below the Denver Campus heading, on the navigation bar to the left, for links to campus-specific information. Refer to the EHS pages listed below for other information relevant to both campuses. 

Contact Information

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Alison McGrath MS, CIH

Assistant Director

Research Safety and Industrial Hygiene Division Manager

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Shauna-Kay Walder

Environmental Health Specialist

Chemical Waste Disposal

Submit a completed Denver Campus Chemical Waste Pickup Request​ to schedule a pickup of chemical waste.​

All those who generate chemical waste must remain current in Chemical Waste Management training in Skillsoft.

Satellite Accumulation Area inspections must be conducted and documented weekly.

All hazardous waste containers must be labeled with Hazardous Waste stickers which include Globally Harmonized System pictograms indicating the hazards present (shown).

Containers that are not included on the Denver Campus Chemical Waste Pickup Request will not be collected.

Unknown chemical waste containers will be assessed a $25 processing fee per container.

See Management and Disposal of Chemical Waste for further information.​

Chemical Inventory

The Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) administers EHS Assistant, the online chemical inventory system used at the CU Denver Campus. All chemical owners must track their inventories using this system. ​ 

Contact Brian O'Connor​ for instructions and access.

EHS Training for Students

Denver Campus students and employees must complete EHS training in Skillsoft satisfy to requirements imposed by internal and external regulators. This training is required for employees, their supervisors, and others – including volunteers, non-paid personnel, and other non-employee lab members – who have access to clinics or labs.

If you cannot access SkillSoft, contact EHS.

Incident Reporting


911 from a campus phone

303-556-5000 from a cell phone


Follow up all incidents involving chemical, biological or radiological spills or exposures, or any physical injury by submitting a completed Denver Campus Incident Report​​.​ 

For non-life threatening injuries or illnesses, visit the Health Center at Auraria (Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.), or Denver Health Medical Center (777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204). ​   

For life-threatening injuries or illnesses call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.​

Tax-Free Ethanol

Tax-free eth​anol may be purchased by researchers on the Denver Campus.

  • 1-time submission of Tax-Free Ethanol Agreement
  • Submit to EHS a Denver Campus Tax-Free Ethanol Order Form​ to purchase
  • Delivery will be arranged. There must be someone present at the purchasing location to receive the delivery.
  • Person receiving purchase must          
    • Show UCDenver ID Badge         
    • Show a valid driver's license or other age-verification ID         
    • Be at least 21 years old



5 gallon$78.55
1 gallon$18.29



5 gallon$78.55
1 gallon$17.88