Director: Maurine G. Claver, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for the development and implementation of environmental and all occupational health and safety programs throughout Penn State's multi-campus system. EHS has three areas of responsibility: Environmental Protection, Occupational Health and Safety, and Radiation Protection.
Environmental Protection is responsible for infectious and chemical waste management, accidental release of hazardous materials (response and cleanup), lead-based paint management, emergency response planning, underground / above ground storage tanks and environmental assessments of property transactions.
Hazardous Materials Handling & Disposal provides specific information for the safe handling and disposal of a wide range of hazardous materials, such as chemical waste, infectious waste materials, asbestos and radiological materials.
Occupational Health and Safety deals with asbestos management, biological and laboratory safety, indoor air quality, ergonomics, fire prevention, industrial hygiene and chemical safety, and safety / accident prevention.
Radiation Protection deals with the use of radioactive materials, waste disposal of radioactive materials, and the use of radiation-producing machines, such as x-ray units and lasers.
Read the Philosophy of Safety which describes how Penn State manages its safety programs, and our Annual Report which provides an overview of the methods and techniques used to achieve these safety goals.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety reports to the Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant, under the Sr. Vice President for Finance and Business.