Annual PTENS Alert System Test
There will be a test of the Princeton Telephone and Email Notification System (PTENS) on Oct. 20, 2017 at 1 p.m. This annual test includes all channels for emergency alerts sent through PTENS: landline phones, cellular phones, text messaging and e-mail.

Make sure your contact information is up to date so you will receive timely information during campus emergencies! Faculty and staff should log into the HR Self-Service Website. Students must enter contact information through the TigerHub database.

To manage how you receive non-emergency messages such as weather delays and closings, visit the PTENS user portal.
New to Princeton?
Welcome! If you work in a lab or with hazardous materials, there are some basic policies you must know. Learn about safety training requirements and rules for laboratory access.
Workplace Injury: Treat It. Report It.
No matter how small or seemingly minor the incident, the same rules apply: get it treated, and report it to EHS. 

ARE YOU
TIGERSAFE?
TigerSafe is Princeton’s official health and safety app, developed by EHS with Public Safety and other campus partners. The just-launched app, available free for iOS and Android, features notifications and alerts, tools for staying safe on campus, emergency response guides, and much more.

Biosafety Month Puts Focus on Best Practices
October is National Biosafety Month. The NIH Office of Science Policy and the University’s Environmental Health and Safety office encourage you to promote biosafety in the lab by focusing on the following: participation in biosafety training, reducing sharps use, registration of biological materials with the IBC, updating biological material inventories and hand washing.

EHS Releases New Spill Kits
EHS has released new modular chemical spill kits for spill emergencies. The new kits are lighter, less wasteful and more streamlined, making it easier for laboratory workers to use them. 

University Hires Emergency Preparedness Specialist

In collaboration with Princeton Public Safety, the Office of Environmental Health & Safety welcomes Kevin Pisciella in the role of Emergency Preparedness Specialist. 

Disaster Response & Cleanup

Recent storms and earthquakes have highlighted the need for effective disaster response. EHS has compiled a guide to health and safety resources for workers, homeowners, and volunteers engaged in cleanup and recovery. 

Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal
Chemical waste management and disposal is highly regulated under federal and state laws.

EHS provides guidance on how to manage waste in your lab properly, from packaging to labeling, storage and disposal.

If you are looking to dispose of an entire stock of chemicals, EHS may be able to arrange for help from our waste contractor. Please give advanced notice for scheduling. 

For waste pickup requests, use our online waste removal request form:
Upcoming Trainings Oct.-Dec. 2017
Aerial Work Platform Operator Training
Oct. 4 10-11 a.m. 262 Alexander St

Laboratory Safety Training
Oct. 6 1:30-4:30 p.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 118

Laser Safety Training
Oct. 9 10:30-11:30 a.m. 262 Alexander St

Intro to Biosafety
Oct. 10 10-11 a.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 005

Safe Mail Handling
Oct. 10 1:30-2:30 p.m. New South 7th Floor Training Room

Laboratory Safety Training
Oct. 17 1:30-4:30 p.m. TBA

Radioactive Materials Safety
Oct. 25 2-4 p.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 117

Laboratory Safety Training
Nov. 7 1:30-4:30 p.m. Frick Chemistry Lab, A57

Healthy Computing
Nov. 8 3-4 p.m. New South 7th Floor Training Room

Laser Safety Training
Nov. 10 10:30-11:30 a.m. 262 Alexander St

Intro to Biosafety
Nov. 16 3-4 p.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 118

Radioactive Materials Safety
Nov. 27 2-4 p.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 117

Laboratory Safety Training
Dec. 1 1:30-4:30 p.m. 262 Frick Chemistry Lab, A57

Laser Safety Training
Dec. 8 10:30-11:30 a.m. 262 Alexander St

Intro to Biosafety
Dec. 14 3-4 p.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 118

To sign up for a training session, go to: https://putrain.learn.com 

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