The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office develops and maintains various EHS policies and programs and is an integral part of several university committees.
Employees are required to de-energize and safely lock-out and tag-out all mechanical and electrical equipment. The university lock-out/tag-out program is here.
Confined Space Entry
Employees who must enter a confined space must follow confined space entry safety procedures. The University Confined Space Entry program is here (pdf).
Accident and Illness Protection Program (AIPP)
The 1993 amendments of the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act (Pennsylvania Act 44) requires self-insured entities to establish and maintain loss prevention programs, (AIPP) and safety committees. The AIPP and safety committees are aimed at reducing the incidence of work-related disease and injury. The MU AIPP is here. Click here for a summary of the Millersville University AIPP. If you would like to see the individual SOP's that are part of the AIPP, please contact the EHS office at 872-3715.
Fire Safety Program
- Click here for directions on what you should do if someone suffers Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
- The EHS office maintains automated external defibrillators (AED's) for the campus including training and routine inspections and maintenance.
- AED's are found in many campus buildings in prominently marked locations. The AED's are stored in wall-mounted cabinets. AED's are also carried by sports trainers, and University Police. AED's are a proven life saving device if used quickly, by trained responders, to assist those who have suffered a medical emergency. If you would like to schedule AED training, contact the EHS office at 871-5111 or 872-3017.
- Campus Buildings with AED's
Campus Safety Committee
The Millersville University campus safety committee is a diverse group of University faculty, staff, administration, union representation, and other constituencies. The committee meets several times per year to discuss campus safety issues.
Threat Assessment Team
Millersville University has established a Threat Assessment Team (TAT) to assist in addressing situations where students, faculty, or staff are displaying disruptive or threatening behaviors that potentially impede their own or others' ability to function successfully or safely. The process is designed to help identify persons whose behaviors potentially endanger their own or others' health and safety.
It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the University. Any member of the campus community may become aware of a troubling person or situation that is causing serious anxiety, stress, or fear and, if so, this information should be provided to the Threat Assessment Team at (717) 872-3717.
In cases where a person may pose an immediate risk of violence to self or others, the Millersville University Police Department (MUPD) should be contacted at (717) 872-3433.
The EHS office is an active participant in the Millersville University Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee.
Hazard Mitigation Committee
Millersville University has completed the federally mandated Hazard Mitigation process to identify potential hazards, emergencies, and disasters which could befall the University, and develop strategies to minimize, control, and mitigate those hazards. The committee is chaired by the Director of EHS and meets once a year to reassess the University Hazard Mitigation Plan.