Occupational Safety and Health Programs
About The Programs
The EHRS Department administers or coordinates implementation for the following occupational health and safety programs and activities (not all inclusive):
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Hearing Conservation
- Respiratory Protection
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Laboratory and Research Safety & Chemical Hygiene
- Radiation Safety
- Hazard Communication
- Laser Safety
- Fall Protection
- Electrical Safety/Lockout-Tagout
- Confined Space Entry
- Injury Reporting & Incident Investigation
- OSHA-required Training Programs
- Workplace Safety Committee
Workplace Safety Committee Mission Statement: To promote a safe and healthful workplace through the evaluation of workplace incidents, illnesses and near misses, by implementing written procedures and helping to maintain environmental/occupational compliance. Recommendations are made on improving the workplace to help ensure the safety of all employees. The meeting format is designed to comply with the Pennsylvania Safety Committee certification requirements for Workplace Safety. This committee meets monthly.
Institutional Biosafety Committee Mission Statement: Ensure that, regardless of funding source, all recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid research activities at the University comply with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. This committee meets quarterly or as needed.
Science Lab Safety Mission Statement: To discuss and resolve safety issues that are particular to the science labs at the University. This committee meets quarterly.
Information for Safety Committees, including membership lists, and documentation such as agendas, minutes, charters and mission statements can be viewed in the Nest or contact EHRS for copies (215-596-8925 UC; 610-660-3037 HH)