At the Office of Environmental Health & Safety, we're committed to supporting safe and healthy academic exploration by Bucknell University students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

By working closely with departments across campus, we help protect the University community from injury and illness. Our focus is on proactively identifying workplace hazards and safely managing these risks through training, assistance, oversight and the use of personal protective equipment.

Hazardous materials are a necessary part of Bucknell research. This includes hazardous chemicals, infectious materials and radioactive materials. We follow federal, state and Bucknell University regulations to ensure the proper handling, transportation and disposal of these materials.

In addition, our team:

  • Works with students and faculty to address any issues they may have regarding working safely in laboratories.
  • Supports our fellow employees with any workplace safety issues and concerns.
  • Ensures that Bucknell meets state and federal regulations regarding safety and the environment.

Please reach out to the Environmental Health & Safety team at any time with questions or concerns. 

Emergencies and Other Incidents

Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies, including fires, explosions, serious injuries or any incident that poses an immediate threat to life or the environment.

For other emergencies, call 570-577-1111 to reach Public Safety.

For chemical, biological or radiological incidents that do not pose a life-threatening emergency, call:

Environmental Health & Safety
Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
570-577-3337

During holidays, weekends or evening hours
570-577-3333

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

Our Expertise

Our expertise covers federal, state and local government regulations, including:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): laboratory standard and hazard communication standard
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: infectious waste and chemical reporting 
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): radioactive materials and X-ray generators

EHS

Environmental Health & Safety

Location

116 Geiger Service Building