The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Event Planning and Safety

Planning an Event?  Environmental Health and Safety staff are available to advise on University policy and State regulations to assure the safety of your event. Depending upon size, location and nature of the event EH&S can be consulted regarding:

  • Food Safety and Barbecues
  • ​Arranging for UMass EMS Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Crowd Managers
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Tent Requirements

EH&S, in cooperation with event organizers, will review planned events for space usage, health, safety, and emergency management. These safety evaluations consist of identifying any hazardous situations associated with a particular activity and potential risks they present. A land use request can be made online.

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