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Welcome to the Alvernia University Safety Management webpage. Alvernia University strives to provide a safe and healthy working and living environment for all employees, students, and visitors. The Safety Management team works with all departments to ensure compliance with all applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and various state and local regulations. Employees are encouraged to work closely with Safety personnel to reduce and prevent safety, health, and environmental hazards.

Safety Management:

Kevin Burns Kera Wierzbicki
Director of Science and Laboratory Safety    
Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Tel: (610) 790-2865 Tel: (610) 796-8231


Alvernia University Safety Committee

The mission of the Alvernia University Safety Committee is to promote a safe working environment for each employee by creating and maintaining an active interest in safety in each employee and to assist in the overall effort to minimize the frequency of accidents in the workplace. The goal of the Safety Committee is to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, students, visitors, and the general public as well as to protect the buildings, equipment, grounds, and other property. The Safety Committee is state certified which earns Alvernia University a 5% reduction in worker's compensation insurance costs.


EH&S Safety Plans (PDF files)


          Emergency Guidelines & Procedures (Updated 3/2013)(PDF) and Evacuation Procedures (PDF)


Safety Committee Meeting Minutes

  1. June 2013

Safety Newsletters "Safety Matters"

Safety Committee Members

  • Don Brennan
  • Kevin Burns
  • Anthony Cipolla
  • Richelle Haas
  • Christine Lindahl
  • Suzanne Miller
  • Drena Romberger
  • Janice Stock
  • Kera Wierzbicki