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Occupational and Environmental Safety

PCOM's Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety (OES) promotes safety and environmental compliance within the PCOM campus communities. OES provides leadership, technical support, training, consultation and periodic audits of environmental, health and safety practices as well as regulatory compliance.

It is the goal of OES to be a highly-valued partner with all PCOM faculty, staff and students to facilitate completion of their work in a safe and compliant manner.

The OES Department oversees the PCOM workplace safety, occupational health, laboratory safety, and environmental protection programs. We partner with the PCOM Public Safety and Plant Operations to coordinate the emergency management program at PCOM.

Workplace safety

The workplace safety program improves the safety of the work environment through recognition, evaluation and control of hazardous conditions and strives to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries to faculty, staff and students through training, implementation of safe work practices and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Occupational health

Occupational health, also known as industrial hygiene, is the discipline of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, controlling and preventing health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being and safeguarding the PCOM community at large.

Laboratory safety

The laboratory safety program includes chemical safety, animal research health and safety, biological safety and research waste management. The goal of the laboratory safety program is to minimize the risk of injury or illness to laboratory workers by ensuring that they have the training, information, support and equipment needed to work safely in the laboratory.

Environmental programs

PCOM is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment and practicing good stewardship of our environmental resources. OES manages environmental programs for indoor air quality, mold and microbial growth concerns, drinking water quality, air, soil and water stewardship as well as waste management.

Campus emergencies

Together with Plant Operations and Public Safety, OES responds to and prepares for campus emergencies. OES provides leadership and guidance for hazardous materials and public health emergencies and provides information and training for a variety of other types of emergencies and incidents.

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In the event of any hazardous material or chemical spills, isolate the spill, limit access to the area and contact PCOM Public Safety immediately. Do not attempt to handle the spill yourself. PCOM Public Safety will contact a representative of the Occupational and Environmental Safety staff who will coordinate clean-up efforts.


Patrick Wolf, MBA
Chief Occupational and Environmental Safety Officer
Rowland Hall 417
4190 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215-871-6360

Ashley Costick
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
Rowland Hall 417
4190 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215-871-6608


Royce Bottoms
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
625 Old Peachtree Rd. NW
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 470-387-7712