Health and Safety News For The Princeton Community • Vol. II No. III, July 2018
Princeton EHS Honored at CSHEMA
Annual Conference
Left to Right, at the awards ceremony: Stephen Elwood, Associate Director; Robin Izzo, Director; Brittany Armstrong, Lab Safety Specialist; Joan Hutzly, Lab Safety Specialist; Kyle Angjelo, Program Manager, Chemical Safety (emeritus)
Princeton EHS has been awarded the Complete Safety Award of Honor at the CSHEMA 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore.   This is the highest institutional honor bestowed by CSHEMA, the pre-eminent organization serving EHS in higher education.

To be considered for this award, EHS offices must submit a lengthy portfolio describing in detail the programs, policies and procedures involved in a number of health and safety initiatives.

Need to Surplus Old Lab Equipment?
Trust the Process! (And EHS)
Dealing with old equipment is one of the biggest challenges when shutting down or upgrading a laboratory.

What can be surplused, and what needs to be discarded or recycled? How should equipment be cleaned for re-use? 

UV Awareness: Beginning to See the Light
High summer is the most important time to think about protection from the harmful effects of Ultraviolet (UV) rays, the leading cause of skin cancer in the U.S. 

But while most of us think of summer sun and surf when we think of UV dangers, there are other sources of ultraviolet light that are less obvious.

Are you #UVSafe?? Tweet, tag or message us with pictures of how you are protecting yourself from ultraviolet radiation and enter a chance to win a pair of groovy Princeton sunglasses like those pictured above.
Crossword Challenge
The summer #EHSCrossword features a variety of clues that relate to articles in this edition. The more you read, the better you'll do! Let us know your score at and we'll give you a shout-out!
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Princeton University EHS is pleased to support Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018.

During Safe + Sound week, look for promotions and special announcements demonstrating Princeton's commitment to workplace safety.

Learn more at:
EHS Director Robin Izzo Named ACS Fellow

EHS Director Robin Izzo has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society’s Chemical Health and Safety Division . Izzo, who has authored or contributed to several books on laboratory safety, has been a longtime contributor to ACS initiatives on standards, tools, policy statements and symposia.
TigerSafe App Covers Commencement

Working with Public Safety, the Office of Alumni Affairs and others, EHS created a custom commencement feature for Princeton's TigerSafe health and safety app . The section included maps of simulcast viewing and shelter locations, emergency preparedness and transportation information and links to event guides.
Nassau Hall Project Highlights Health, Safety During Construction
Nassau Hall is undergoing restoration through March 2019. While dust and noise levels are not expected to pose a hazard, EHS will conduct periodic air quality testing and Facilities staff will carry out additional interior cleanings. 

Beat the Heat With These Summer Safety Tips
Summer is the season for working and playing outdoors at Princeton. It’s also the time to emphasize the importance of preventing and treating heat-related illness.

Just Arriving? Get to Know EHS
Welcome to Princeton! If you've come to do laboratory research, here is some information we hope will be helpful to you.
Waste Management

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) coordinates the hazardous waste program on campus. Procedures differ depending on whether you are generating chemical, biological/medical or radioactive waste.

Training Requirements

All faculty, staff, students and visiting researchers working in labs are required to attend Laboratory Safety Training. Researchers attend a general session plus training specific to their laboratory.

Upcoming Trainings July-September 2018
Laboratory Safety Training
July 23 1:30-4:30 p.m. TBA

Intro to Biosafety
August 8 10-11 a.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 118

Bloodborne Pathogens For Researchers
August 9 10-11 a.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 118

Healthy Computing
August 9 11 a.m.-12 p.m. TBA

Radioactive Materials Safety
August 10 10-11 a.m. 262 Alexander St., EHS Conference Room

Intro to Biosafety
Sept. 12 10-11 a.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 118

Bloodborne Pathogens For Researchers
Sept. 13 10-11 a.m. Lewis Thomas Laboratory, Room 118

Radioactive Materials Safety
Sept. 13 2-4 p.m. TBA

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