Environmental Health and Safety

Responsible for most campus safety initiatives, the Department of Environmental Health & Safety works to ensure University compliance with applicable federal, state, and local legislation related to occupational safety and environmental health matters. EHS collaborates with Facilities & Planning to develop and facilitate maintenance, renovation, and construction projects in a safe and compliant manner. Working in close collaboration with law enforcement and the University Administration, EHS also recommends policies and procedures for risk management and emergency preparedness, promotes safe healthy work places, and encourages proactive measures towards sustainability and environmentally responsible programs.

EHS is responsible for the management and oversight of a number of University programs, including accident reporting and workers compensation- select EHS programs below for their complete details, and links to forms where applicable.

EHS services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Additionally, EHS personnel remain on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to respond to campus emergencies as needed. If someone requires emergency safety assistance after hours, please contact the University Police Department at 724-738-3333, who will in turn notify EHS.

SRU Health & Safety Policy

Campus Health and Safety Policy


EHS Contact


Paul M. Novak, M.P.H.
Interim Executive Director, Planning & Environmental Health and Safety
Emergency Management Administrator.
Office: Maintenance Center 202
Phone: 724-738-2465

Joel T. Brown
Interim Assistant Director, Environmental & Fire Safety
Office: Maintenance Center Room 101
Phone: 724-738-2466

Windy Stafford
Assistant Director of Emergency Management and Safety
Office: Maintenance Center 207
Phone: 724-738-2611 

Joan Allen
Architect Designer II
Office: Maintenance Center 202
Phone: 724-738-2536     

Joyce H. Basham
Clerk Typist II
Office: Maintenance Center Room 200
Phone: 724-738-2207