Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS)

We support the University of the Sciences mission of excellence in teaching, research and service by providing resources, effective programs and services to continually improve, reduce risk and help assure a safe working environment for all members of the University community.

Our primary responsibility is to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control occupational hazards by providing technical support, information and training programs, consulting services, periodic auditing of health and safety practices, which includes a commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as University occupational safety standards.

EHRS is committed to providing an environment that has a risk level as low as reasonably achievable.

Safety Manuals, Forms and other Procedural Information

Current USciences faculty, staff and students should refer to the Environmental Health and Radiation Safety Portal Page for access to safety manuals, forms, safety procedures, and information and training materials.

Programs and Services Provided

  • Radiation Safety and Protection
  • Laboratory and Research Safety
  • Occupational Safety
  • Biological Safety/Bloodborne Pathogen
  • Controlled Substances/Drugs
  • Chemical Safety/Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal
  • Environmental/Safety Regulatory Compliance
  • Hazard Assessments
  • Laser Safety
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection
  • Accident Investigation
  • Safety Inspections and Audits
  • Employee Safety Training
  • Hazardous Material Incident Response
  • Hazardous Material Shipping
  • Laboratory Renovation/Construction Support
  • Asbestos Program Support
  • Central Scientific Stockroom

Central Scientific Stockroom

Current USciences faculty, staff and students should refer to the Central Scientific Stockroom Portal Page  for hours of operation, procedures and information.

Contact:

R. Siegel, EHRS Director, Radiation Safety Officer

Address:

Office Location: McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 221
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8925

Contact:

J. Olesweski, Laboratory and Environmental Safety Manager 

Address:

Office Location: McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 111/112
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

267-295-3141

Contact:

R. Peerzada, Manager, Central Scientific Stockroom 

Address:

Office Location: Griffith Hall, Room B01
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8843