Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection includes programs aimed at reducing risks to the environment and reducing risk of the environment onto employees, students, and visitors. These programs address prevention measures and regulatory compliance by providing procedures for working safely.

Pest Management

The intent of the Pest Management Policy is to inspect, identify, monitor, evaluate, and control the pest population across Bryn Mawr College. This is accomplished via collaboration with a pest management company along with applied prevention techniques. The pest management company routinely visits BMC to monitor traps and treat areas both outside and inside our facilities.  All reports of infestation and treatment are reported to Facilities Services. All pests are managed to reduce potential health hazards, prevent loss or damage, prevent larger infestations, and enhance quality of life for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Report all infestations to Facilities Services (x7930) as soon as possible. This includes sightings of pest or their casings, droppings, damaged materials such as papers and fabrics, and bites, rashes, or welts on skin.
  • Report broken or missing window screens, cracks, holes, unsealed windows, or AC units to Facilities Services as soon as possible.
  • Keep all food and drinks in a hard plastic or metal container with lidDo not leave food out for extended periods.
  • Maintain good housekeeping in dorms, offices, and classrooms.
  • Do not leave paper products, garbage, or other trash items laying on the floor or in over filled trashcans.
  • Do not leave doors and window open.


For students, reactions to pest should be reported to the Health and Wellness Center (610-526-7360). For employees, reactions should be reported to your supervisor and a Report of Work-Related Injury or Illness submitted to Human Resources. Employees may utilize a Panel Provider as needed.

Bat Management

Pennsylvania is home to nine species of bats who feed on insects. These mammals generally like to avoid humans. They will however cohabitate with humans when shelter, food, or water is discovered. They can enter a living space through small openings such as an open window, a vent, or small gap anywhere in the structure.

Prevention Techniques

  • Keep window screens and exterior doors closed.
  • Report all broken screens, cracks, or holes to Facilities Services (x7930).

Bats should not be handled or touched by an untrained person because evident contact with a bat is difficult to notice. In the event you see a bat, leave the area, and contact Facilities Services or Campus Safety (x7911). Faculty and students should not attempt to capture a bat.


Contact Us

Environmental Health and Safety

  • For Covid-related questions, please contact Kari Fazio at 610-526-5641 or kfazio@brynmawr.edu.
  • For other Environmental Health and Safety matters, please contact Julia McLaughlin at 610-526-5166 or ehs@brynmawr.edu.
  • If the matter can be addressed by Facilities, you can reach them at 610-526-7930 or facilities@brynmawr.edu.
  • For workplace injuries, please contact Human Resources at 610-526-5261.