Environmental Health and Safety Emergency Management


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.

Campus Safety, Risk & Emergency Management Policies

Alcohol Policy (Updated 2022)

Campus Health and Safety Policy


Paul M. Novak, M.P.H.
Executive Director, Planning & Environmental Health and Safety
Emergency Management Administrator.
Office: Maintenance Center 202
Phone: 724.738.2465

Joel T. Brown
Assistant Director, Environmental & Fire Safety
Office: Stores 1 Building Room 121
Phone: 724.738.2466

Matt Parr
Air Monitoring Equipment Specialist
Office: Maintenance Center 207D
Phone: 724.738.2923

Sandra Perez
Clerical Assistant 2
Office: Maintenance Center Room 200
Phone: 724.738.2207