Safety Committee Contact

email: mri-safety@psu.edu

Emergency Contacts

For all Emergencies:
Call 9-1-1

PSU Police Direct:
814-863-1111

PSU EHS Direct:
814-865-6391

Additionally, after calling all the above you must contact:

  1. The MSC Facilities & Safety Director Sarah Eichfeld 814-865-0889
  2. Your Supervisor
  3. Lab or Area Director/Manager

For Key Access

Contact Maria DiCola
MSC N-107; email: mld7@psu.edu

For Card Swipe Access

Contact Jaime Reish
email: jdr15@psu.edu

EMERGENCY: DIal 9-1-1

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Safety

Safety Information at MRI

Safety Mission Statement

To create a culture of safety within the Materials Research Institute and abroad throughout outreach and education.
View the MRI Mission Statement

Introduction

The Materials Research Institute (MRI) is committed to providing a safe working environment for all MRI members. We insist that all members use safe work methods and practices at all times.

Purpose

MRI promotes a safety culture, making it our goal to have zero work related injuries and illnesses. We use periodic laboratory audits and Near Miss & Learning Experience Reports to continuously improvie our safety program. We maintain an open line of communication between the department members and our MRI Safety Committee to address any issues that might arise.

MRI Safety Policy

The purpose of MRI’s Safety Committee is to stress safety in its labs for all lab users and building occupants and to stress the educational value of safety. Therefore, MRI has established the following policy regarding safety violations.

Class I Violation

Someone is working in such a way that risks his/her own safety but not the safety of other users or staff of the facility.

  • The user is issued a warning.
  • Should three Class I violations be issued to the same person, he/she will be removed from the facility.
  • The user will have access to the facility revoked.
  • The Safety Committee will be alerted to violations.
  • An email will be sent to the violator’s advisor/supervisor detailing the safety violation.

Class II Violation

Someone is working in such a way that he/she puts the safety of other users at risk.

  • The user will be immediately removed from the facility.
  • The user will have access to the facility revoked.
  • An email will be sent to the violator’s advisor/supervisor detailing the safety violation.

Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are procedures written for lab users to ensure that everyone works in a safe and secure environment. MRI’s working library of SOP’s can be found by users with a Penn State Access ID or Friends of Penn State Access ID on Box.com (https://psu.box.com/mscsops).