Safety Committee Contact


Emergency Contacts

For all Emergencies:
Call 9-1-1

PSU Police Direct:

PSU EHS Direct:

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
  4. Maria DiCola, Safety Manager 814-863-8151

For Key Access

Contact Crystal Robbins
MSC N-317; email:

For Card Swipe Access

Contact Jaime Reish



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Safety Week 2018


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Initial Laboratory Safety Training

9:00 a.m. - MSC Building, Room 308A-B

Millennium Café

10:00 a.m. - MSC Building, 3rd Floor Commons
Guest Speaker: Phil Armstrong, Director, Morgan Center of Excellence

Safety Olympics

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - MSC Building, 3rd Floor Commons
Labs vs. Labs / Departments vs. Departments / Up to 4 people per team / 1 team per faculty PI

Safety Trivia
Safety Taboo
Scavenger Hunt
Speed Gowning (View video on how it's done!)
Bottle Sorting

Pin the Goggles on Rosie "Colette" the Riveter
Photo Booth by Wink

Registration is now CLOSED
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 24th.



Safety Olympics Major Event Sponsor

Grand Prize Trophies:
PPG Industries Departmental Trophy
Corning Team Trophy


Giftcards to The Corner Room, Irvings, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and Sheetz, PSU football signed by Coach Franklin, Spikes T-shirts, PSU Moleskine journals, Northland Bowling & Billiards games, Movie tickets, Mini-golf tickets, and more!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

MatSE Safety Seminar

3:05 p.m. - 101 Thomas Building
Guest Speaker: Richard Fasano, Senior HES Lead Specialist, Arkema Inc. Business and Research Center
Title: "A Systematic Tool For The Evaluation Of Hazards In Laboratory Operations (And Other Stuff)"
Regulatory management of hazardous chemicals and operations, such as  OSHA Process Hazard Analysis, EPA Risk Management Planning, EU REACH, etc. provide a solid framework for the evaluation, control and mitigation of the risks associated with these operations.  Unfortunately, these methods often require specialized subject matter experts and are often too costly, too expensive, too manpower intensive, too time consuming and too complex for most laboratory scale operations.  In addition, the pace of research, the ability to screen multiple materials of varying hazards and the desire to change the scope of projects based on discovered data make using complex hazard assessment tools difficult.  This can lead to researchers focusing on only hazards they are familiar with or, worse, not conducting thorough hazard assessments at all.

The Arkema King of Prussia Research & Development Center faces the same issues when conducting research.  We have developed a systematic tool for the identification of hazards and have incorporated it into our process safety review methodology, which will be shared during the presentation.  This methodology can be used outside of the workplace for the evaluation of hazards as well.