Health and Safety for the Campus Community

  • The procedure for response to bites from wild and domestic animals can be found on the Emergency Management website.

  • Campus drinking water is supplied by NJ American Water. EHS and Facilities work together to prevent and respond to concerns regarding drinking water.

  • EHS provides investigation and response services to indoor air quality concerns and odors that develop indoors.  For more information, go to this Indoor Air Quality Program page.

  • In the last decade, there have been a limited number of national incidents involving agents of terror, including anthrax and ricin, being sent through the mail. The University has developed guidance on handling suspicious mail or packages.

  • Damp indoor environments caused by water leaks, floods or high humidity can lead to the growth of mold and other microbial organisms. Uncontrolled mold and microbial growth and exposure to building dampness can be associated with respiratory symptoms.

  • The University maintains several playgrounds in various Housing complexes across campus and follows the state's rregulatory requirements that all campus playgrounds must comply with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission 2010 Public Playground Safety Handbook.

  • Princeton University maintains a comprehensive radon testing and mitigation program.  For more information about the University's radon program, go to the Radon Testing Program page.

  • Housing units constructed prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint. The deterioration of lead paint can result in exposure to lead-containing dust.

  • This section provides information for students, faculty and staff creating visual arts or theater productions.

  • The Food Safety website provides guidance for students who are considering serving food at a campus event and information on how to report a suspected food-borne illness.

  • Nearly every day, the University hosts large and small events at indoor and outdoor venues.  This page provides links to resources for outdoor event safety and to determine whether you will need a permit from the local Health Department in order to serve food at your event.

  • Research and recreational use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), including drones and model airplanes, falls under the Princeton sUAS Policy.