News & Announcements

Air Quality Alert
June 7, 2023

The New Jersey DEP has upgraded its Air Quality Action Day for Thursday to "Unhealthy" for the Princeton area. 

COVID-19 Response Update
April 14, 2023

EHS has updated information on its website related to the University's COVID-19 response. The Visitor and Vaccination policies are no longer in effect as of 3-31-23. 

Sa[Fest] Events Bring Safety to You
March 23, 2023

The Sa[Fest] series of research safety events comes to Princeton University in the Fall of 2022 and Spring of 2023. 

March is National Ladder Safety Month
March 14, 2023

To mark Ladder Safety Month, Princeton EHS is highlighting the essential principles of ladder safety.

Departmental News: New Positions, Titles at EHS
Feb. 1, 2023

Meagan Fitzpatrick, Kelly States, Steve Elwood, and Colt Greer have all assumed new titles and responsibilities as part of their work at EHS.

EHS Launches Supervising For Safety Certificate Program
Nov. 7, 2022

Developed specifically for supervisors and managers, the program is designed to help those who supervise employees to become proficient leaders for safety.

Symposium Explores Storytelling as Transformative Tool
Oct. 14, 2022

The CSHEMA Fall 2022 Symposium on Storytelling brought health and safety experts from around the country to Princeton University.

Being Safe and Efficient: Campus Partners Help Labs ‘Do it For the Hood’
July 12, 2022

Achieving net zero carbon emissions requires behavioral changes. Fume hoods are a great place to start.

Colt Greer Named University RSO
July 12, 2022

Colt Greer, Senior Program Manager for Radiation Safety, is officially the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for Princeton University as of June 2022.

From Radiation to Vaccination: 50 Years of Safety With EHS
June 15, 2022

EHS is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021-22 with special events, stories and a custom website dedicated to marking a half century of safety at Princeton.

The Office of Occupational Health and Safety was formally instituted on Sept. 30, 1971, putting radiation safety, industrial…

Eyewash Station Use and Maintenance
Feb. 24, 2022

It is critical to know proper procedure for using an eyewash station in case of emergency. 

Employees Can Request Access to their Records
Dec. 15, 2021

OSHA regulations require employers to make available upon request certain medical records and all exposure records of employees who are exposed to toxic substances or hazardous agents. 

Staff Profiles: The Campus Safety Team at EHS
Oct. 21, 2021

The campus safety group at Princeton EHS works to promote safe practices, reduce hazards and respond to workplace incidents around campus.

EHS Safety Event Welcomes Research Community
Oct. 4, 2021

EHS is holding a gala Lab Safety Homecoming event at McDonnell Hall on Oct. 26. The celebration features games, prizes, vendors and a catered lunch and talk by lab safety expert Mary Beth Mulcahy.

Robin Izzo Honored with Presidential Achievement Award
May 7, 2021

Robin Izzo, executive director of the Princeton University Office of Environmental Health and Safety, has been named a 2020 President’s Achievement Award recipient. 

New survey of researchers finds high compliance with COVID-19 measures
April 21, 2021

A new survey of Princeton researchers has found strong compliance with the University’s guidelines designed to protect health and safety during the pandemic.

EHS Director Izzo Elevated to AVP Position
April 14, 2021

EHS Executive Director Robin Izzo will be promoted to Assistant Vice President for EHS, effective July 1. The AVPs of EHS and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will report directly to Laura Strickler, who will become Deputy Vice President and Chief of Staff under Executive Vice President Treby Williams.

Emergency Preparedness Director to Coordinate Campus Planning, Response
April 13, 2021

As part of a major effort to expand the scope and efficacy of emergency management services and information on campus, Princeton University has hired Derek Ziegler to fill the newly-created position of Assistant Director for Emergency Preparedness. 

New Hire Adds to EHS Radiation Safety Expertise
Jan. 21, 2021

EHS has welcomed a new program manager for radiation safety. Colt Greer comes to Princeton with over a decade of experience in the field, most recently serving as the Sr. Health Physicist at Temple University and Temple Health System.

Keep Drain Traps From Drying Out
Jan. 19, 2021

Recently, there have been several instances of unpleasant odors in laboratories that have elicited calls to EHS. In each case, the cause was dry sink and floor drain traps.