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).

EH&S staff also provide health and safety resources to the Workplace Safety Committee, the Laboratory Safety Committee and the Radiation Safety Committee. A Driver Orientation Program, administered by EH&S, provides training for students who need to operate University owned vehicles.


Call 570.577.1111 for campus emergencies.

Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.

Like fires, explosions, serious injuries, or any other incident which poses an immediate threat to life or the environment.

NOT Life-threatening?

If you have a chemical, biological, or radiological incident that does NOT pose a life-threatening emergency, call 570.577.3337, M-F, 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m. During holidays, weekends or evening hours, call 570.577.3333.

If this involves the spill of a small quantity of a chemical, biological, or radioactive material you are familiar with, and you have been trained in proper clean-up procedures, follow those instructions.


Want to drive a University vehicle?

Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for providing the Driver Orientation Program for all students who want to drive University vehicles.

Hazardous Waste

Bucknell University is committed to operating its campus in the safest manner possible, with concern for the individual and the protection of the environment in accordance with all
applicable federal and state statutes.

Learn more about Hazardous Waste
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Did You Know?

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.


Environmental Health & Safety

116 Geiger Service Building





Fall and spring semester hours are Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer office hours are Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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