Environmental Health and Safety

Ursinus College strives to provide a safe and healthy working and living environment for all employees, students, and visitors.

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety & Risk Management works with all departments to ensure compliance with applicable workplace safety and environmental regulations.  Employees are encouraged to work closely with management to reduce and prevent safety, health, and environmental hazards.

Report unsafe conditions or hazards to Facilities at 610-4093-3598 or ext. 3598.  If there is immediate danger to persons, call Campus Safety at 610-409-3333 or ext. 3333

Incident/Accident Report Forms

Indoor Environmental Quality

Environmental factors arising in or from the workplace can have the potential to cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort to employees. If you become aware of any health hazards or complaints due to suspected health hazards in any building, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety & Risk Management at 610-409-3221 or ext. 3221 and Facilities at 610-409-3221 or ext. 3598 who will implement an industrial hygiene investigation to determine the source of the issue and develop corrective actions to control the issue.

Announcements

  • All employees are expected to work safely and to follow college safety policies and procedures. To learn more about the college’s safety policy, your responsibilities for safety, injury reporting, reporting of workplace hazards, how to make suggestions to improve workplace safety, and reporting indoor environmental quality issues, click on the links provided below. After reviewing the information, if you have any questions, please contact Kelley Williams, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, or Carol McMillin, Director of EHS & Risk Management..

     

    What is the college’s Safety Policy?

    Who are the members of the Safety Committee and where can I access the meeting minutes?

    What are my responsibilities for safety as an employee/supervisor/manager (including student employees)?

    What should I do if I suffer a work-related injury?

    How do I report unsafe conditions/hazards or make suggestions to improve workplace safety?

    How do I report indoor environmental quality issues?

  • The accessibility to and popularity of drones has increased over the past 5 years which led the Federal Aviation Administration to implement registration of drones.  The college has implemented a Drone policyto maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of the College community and to comply with local, state and federal laws and regulations.

    All members of the College community, including faculty, staff and students, as well as visitors to campus, are prohibited from operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), also known as drones, without (1) obtaining, prior to operation, written permission from the Vice President for Finance and Administration or General Counsel and (2) providing, prior to operation, written notification to Campus Safety.  For more information, review the Drone Policy, Steps to Follow to Fly, and FAQs.

  • The college has KN95 masks available for faculty and staff in the following locations:

    • Department Administrative Assistant
    • Human Resources – Lower-level Corson Hall
    • EHS & Risk Management – Ritter 112
    • Testing site in Lower Myrin

    Addtional information about the proper use, care, and when to replace your KN95 is found here.

    Contact Carol McMillin at cmcmillin@ursinus.edu or 610-409-3221 for replenishment of stock or with your questions.

  • AEDs (automated external defibrillators) located in most buildings on campus may emit “chirping” sounds. The “chirps” indicate a problem with the unit such as the need for a battery replacement or a failure internally. Click here for more information.

Ritter 112
Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management
Carol McMillin 

cmcmillin@ursinus.edu
Ph: 610-409-3221 or
Ph: 610-409-3598
Meet Carol