Happy Holidays and a Safe New Year From EHS!

Dec. 14, 2017

The Princeton Office of Environmental Health and Safety wishes you a happy, healthy and SAFE holiday season!

As you celebrate, remember to practice safe decorating and food handling, and be mindful of ways to cut down waste during the holidays. Above all—have fun!

More Safety Stuff

Are you expecting some unusual gifts this December? None may be as odd as some of the devices used by EHS around campus. In the photo above, you'll notice a variety of "tools of the trade"—from the marvelous to the (seemingly) mundane.

To learn more about what they do and who uses them, consult this handy chart.

BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT:

Name  Role Prop What It's For
Jackie Wagner biosafety iPad Entering data on the go while avoiding ink stains.
Kevin Pisciella emergency preparedness lantern Power outages; spooky basement exploration; nighttime outdoor adventures; sending Morse code. (It really represent a flashlight—a key part of any good emergency preparedness kit!)
Eric Jakubowski lab safety sharps container Allows for proper disposal of sharps and pipettes.
Steve Elwood lab and radiation safety laser safety eyewear and sign Protects the laser user and the public from exposure.
Tom Drexel environmental safety Bonner Sphere Neutron detector.
Jamie McQuaid health and safety fall protection harness Prevents people from falling.  
Jim Sturdivant communications mighty pen Information dispersal and (limited) self defense.  
Robin Izzo director bullhorn Promoting safety, at Princeton and around the globe! 

FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT:

Name  Role Prop What It's For
Shaundree Davis industrial hygiene  sound level meter Measures noise levels.
Greg Cantrell workplace safety reflective vest Visibility never goes out of style.
Lynne Brown office manager telephone Also known as a "land line," a somewhat arcane method of long-distance communication (also once used for getting daily weather reports and jokes).
Caitlin Root radiation safety ionization chamber Measures the absorbed dose rate to air from most ionizing radiation (X-Rays, Gamma Rays, and Beta Particles) in mR/h (milliroentgens per hour). Commonly used when shipping and receiving radioactive packages.
Kyle Angjelo chemical safety NanoChem Purification System Purifies toxic or hazardous gases before allowing them to go through building exhaust so there is no environmental release.
Kelly States workplace safety tape measure Great for measuring distances. That's the long and short of it. 
Joan Hutzly lab safety The Wizard Stick Generates a fog to visualize air currents.

 

EHS Card Holiday Safety Tree