One important subset of safety issues for a polytechnic institution is the safe handling of chemicals and other materials used in student and faculty projects and laboratories. Recent budget reductions have left Environmental Health and Safety programs under funded, although the programs have performed extremely well. This performance is based on strong, individual efforts of key personnel. But it is only a matter of time before the university faces a significant problem that could be avoided by better support for EHS. The committee recommends that the university invest in expanding this program (both centrally and in colleges with significant EH&S programs). The opportunity plan described by EH&S provides a good roadmap for the immediate future.