The Environmental Health and Safety Department is committed to providing quality services to the university campus community while supporting the collective effort to provide a safe environment in which to work, teach, and learn.

We are dedicated to assisting in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of physical and health hazards in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania educational and work environment.

  • Minimize health and safety risks to university employees, students, and the general public
  • Encourage appropriate environment, health, and safety practices
  • Monitor compliance with federal, state, and local environment, health, and safety regulations
  • Minimize liability to the university
  • Investigate accidents and incidents
  • Instill safe work practices

 University Environmental Health and Safety Policy Statement


IUP recycling guidelines: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies

Because the Northpointe campus is approximately 35 miles from a nuclear power plant, the university must be prepared to deal with a release of nuclear material into the environment.

Material Data Safety Sheet Resources

Information on Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDSs) used to convey hazard information

Fire Prevention

Fire safety and prevention on the IUP campus

EHS Confined Space Entry Permit Form

This permit is to be kept at the job site. Copies are available to the Safety Office, Unit Supervisor, and Unit Manager after job completion.

Confined Space Emergency Rescue Procedure

The procedure is designed to safely remove injured employees from a confined space with little or no risk to other employees

Anthrax or Suspected Biological Incident

What to do and whom to contact.

Accident Prevention Training

The university provides various types of training to address workplace safety and environmental hazards.

Accident Investigation

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety conducts investigations in response to all accidents, regardless if the accident is lost time or non-lost time.

Accident and Illness Prevention Program

The Accident and Illness Prevention Program is designed to identify and correct potential accidents and unsafe acts which may take place on our campus.