Ursinus College strives to provide a safe and healthy working and living environment for all employees, students, and visitors.
The Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Manager works with all departments to ensure compliance with applicable workplace safety and environmental regulations. Employees are encouraged to work closely with management to reduce and prevent safety, health, and environmental hazards.
Report unsafe conditions or hazards to Facilities at 610-4093-3598 or ext. 3958. If there is immediate danger to persons, call Campus Safety at 610-409-3333 or ext. 3333
Incident/Accident Report Forms
Indoor Environmental Quality
Environmental factors arising in or from the workplace can have the potential to cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort to employees. If you become aware of any health hazards or complaints due to suspected health hazards in any building, please contact the Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Manager at 610-409-3221 or ext. 3221 and Facilities at 610-409-3221 or ext. 3598 who will implement an industrial hygiene investigation to determine the source of the issue and develop corrective actions to control the issue.
AEDs (automated external defibrillators) located in most buildings on campus may emit “chirping” sounds. The “chirps” indicate a problem with the unit such as the need for a battery replacement or a failure internally. Please review the description of the “chirps” below and view the instructional video here.
The Philips AEDs perform an automatic self-test every day and a battery insertion self-test run whenever a battery is installed in the device. On occasion, the unit may emit a “chirp” or a series of “3 chirps:
- If the unit emits a series of single “chirps”, a battery or pads may need to be replaced.
- If the unit emits a series of triple “chirps”, an internal error has been detected and the unit may not function properly.
Contact Campus Safety at 610-409-3333 immediately if an AED is “chirping”. If you have any questions, contact Carol McMillin at 610-409-3221.