Kutztown University

Occupational Safety/Industrial Hygiene


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Occupational Safety

Kutztown University's Occupation Safety program is to assure the safety and health of the University workers and students by setting standard, providing training, outreach, and education and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene is the science and art of recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace health and safety hazards. The Industrial Hygiene section assists the University community in minimizing the hazards associated with, lead based paint, compliance for OSHA general industry and construction regulations, indoor air quality problems, mold, respiratory protection, noise, and other health and safety concerns.

One of the main responsibilities of the Industrial Hygiene section is asbestos management in the University’s buildings. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly added to materials used for thermal insulation on pipes and boilers, fireproofing on structural beams, acoustical insulation on ceilings and walls, floor and ceiling tiles, fire doors and numerous other materials. Asbestos services that the section provides include building surveys and inspections, coordination of removal projects, and abatement project oversight.Moisture Testing