Environmental Safety and Health provides resources, guidance and consultation services to departments campus wide.
Areas covered are Federal, State, and Local government regulations and include, but are not limited to, OSHA (Laboratory Standard and Hazard Communication Standard); EPA/DEP (infectious waste and chemical reporting); and NRC regulations (radioactive materials and X-ray generators). The staff also provides health and safety resources to the Workplace Safety Committee, the Laboratory Safety Committee, and the Radiation Safety Committee.
Environmental Health and Safety administers a safety program encompassing the daily operations of the University. This includes a University accident reporting/prevention program, a Bloodborne Pathogen program for ancillary staff, and a Hazard Communication Program for staff. A Driver Orientation Program, administered by EH&S, provides training for students who need to operate University owned vehicles.
Environmental Health and Safety acts as a liaison with insurance companies, fire departments, and other health/safety related organizations. Environmental Health and Safety also conducts safety inspections of the grounds, buildings, laboratories, and general operations of the University, and recommends corrective actions to be taken by affected departments.
Current faculty, staff and students can access written plans and training materials related to these topics in myBucknell.
Learn about chemical storage best practices.Chemical Storage
As per Bucknell Transportation Policy, Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for providing the Driver Orientation Program for all students who want to drive University vehicles.
Liquid or corrossive chemicals should never be stored on shelves above eye level.
Chemicals must be stored at an appropriate temperature and humidity level. Chemicals should not be stored near heat sources, such as steam pipes, or laboratory ovens.
The most common groups of segreation are flammables, oxidants, reducers, concentrated acids, concentrated bases, water reactives, extreme toxics, peroxide formers, pyrohorics, and bottled gas cylinders.
Never store materials or chemicals in a fume hood. This will seriously impair the ventilating capacity of the hood.
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