What do I do if I experience signs or symptoms of chemical exposure?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:02 pm, Last Updated: September 1, 2020 at 1:32 pm

Seek medical attention at the nearest medical facility and follow up with Workers’ Compensation at 703-993-7756. Please contact EHS to request an assessment of a space or task where a chemical exposure may occur.

How do I obtain a respirator to use in the workplace?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:01 pm, Last Updated: September 1, 2020 at 1:33 pm

If you believe a respirator is required to conduct your work, contact EHS for an assessment. All personnel using respiratory protection must be enrolled in the Respiratory Protection Program and receive required medical evaluations, annual training, and annual fit testing. Respiratory protection must be provided at no cost to the employee.

How do I know if I need hearing protection?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:01 pm, Last Updated: September 1, 2020 at 1:34 pm

As a rule of thumb, if you have to raise your voice to be heard when speaking with someone three feet away, hearing protection should be worn. If you are concerned about potential noise exposure, please fill out a Supervisor Request for Occupational Noise Evaluation form and submit the completed form to EHS (location and contact […]

What is the Hearing Conservation Program?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm, Last Updated: September 1, 2020 at 1:35 pm

The Hearing Conservation Program is a comprehensive set of documents and training developed to comply with the OSHA standard for Occupational Noise Exposure. Employees working around loud noise must be enrolled in the George Mason University Hearing Conservation Program. Enrollees are required to participate in annual audiometric testing and training, as well as wear hearing protection […]

How can I obtain information on reproductive and developmental health hazards in my workplace?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 3:59 pm, Last Updated: September 1, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Please contact EHS for more information.

How do I request an indoor air quality assessment?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 3:58 pm, Last Updated: September 1, 2020 at 1:36 pm

To request an indoor air quality assessment, please fill out the Indoor Air Quality Investigation Request form. This form provides useful information to EHS staff who conduct these investigations. The Indoor Air Quality Investigation Request form should be submitted by email (safety@gmu.edu), fax (703-993-8996), phone (703-993-8448) or intercampus mail (MS 5E2).

My workplace smells bad, what should I do?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 3:56 pm, Last Updated: September 1, 2020 at 1:36 pm

To request an indoor air quality assessment, please fill out the Indoor Air Quality Investigation Request form. This form provides useful information to EHS staff who conduct these investigations. The Indoor Air Quality Investigation Request form should be submitted by email (safety@gmu.edu), fax (703-993-8996), phone (703-993-8448) or intercampus mail (MS 5E2).

There has been a water leak in my workplace, what should I do?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 3:56 pm

If you notice a water leak, contact Facilities Management at 703-993-2525. If George Mason University property was damaged as a result of the water leak the Office of Risk Management should also be contacted at 703-993-2599.

What do I do if I get a tick bite at work?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 3:55 pm, Last Updated: September 1, 2020 at 2:14 pm

If a tick is still attached it is important to remove the entire tick to avoid infection. A tool, such as tweezers, should be used to grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible. Place the tick in a closable bag or container and keep it for testing, if necessary. After removing the […]

Am I eligible to receive the hepatitis B vaccination?

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm

Employees who work in areas where they may come in contact with human materials are required to attend Bloodborne Pathogens training provided by EHS. These employees are eligible to receive the hepatitis B or Twinrix (hepatitis A and B) vaccine at no cost to the employee. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please email […]