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Workplace Safety & Construction

To improve safety, OSHA and various state and local codes provide requirements to identify, evaluate, or eliminate risk and hazards in the workplace. This is proactively managed via assessments, analyses, controls, and trainings. 



Workplace Safety Program Listing

Workplace safety includes a variety of programs designed to protect employees, students, and visitors from injury and illness. These programs place an emphasis on the proactive identification of workplace hazards. A listing of theses programs are below.

A confined space is any space that is large enough for an employee to enter, has a restricted means of entry or exit, and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Examples of confined spaces include tanks, pits, certain tunnels, utility vaults, and boilers. 

Entering confined spaces without recognizing and mitigating hazards can expose employees and potential rescuers to unacceptable risk. It is imperative that anyone who enters a confined space understands and mitigates the hazards and has the proper training and equipment to do so safety.

An employee cannot enter a confined space without proper training, a permit, an attendant, and a means to monitor the space. The Bryn Mawr College Confined Space Program includes training, permits, equipment, and an inventory of spaces that meet the definition of a confined space. 

Effective hazardous energy control protect employees from exposure to unexpected energizing or release of stored energy that could cause injury during the servicing or maintenance of machines, equipment or systems, as well as while working on or near exposed de-energized electrical conductors and parts of electrical equipment. 

This program protects employees from injury during the servicing of equipment by preventing unexpected energization.  The intent is to ensure that equipment is de-energized and isolated from all potentially hazardous energy sources and locked out (and tagged) before employees perform service or maintenance tasks where the unexpected energizing, start-up or release of stored energy could cause injury. 

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SDS's are detailed documents required by OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard which describe all chemicals in a product, specific hazards associated with the chemicals, and how to protect yourself from the hazards. Below are some links to common chemical manufacturers and suppliers SDS search pages. 






Klenzoid Inc

OSHA Chemical Database


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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.