Environmental Health and Safety

Personal Protective Equipment

American University is committed to providing a safe work environment for its entire staff. In pursuit of this endeavor, personal protective equipment guidelines has been developed to establish safe working practices for employees required to wear personal protective equipment during the course of performing their job duties.

It is important to remember that personal protective equipment will only prevent accidents and injuries when used in conjunction with safe and conscientious work practices.

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, includes equipment for the eyes, face, head, and extremities; protective clothing; respiratory devices; and protective shields and barriers.

Certain employees must utilize suitable PPE to prevent serious injury. PPE requirements are further defined on the right-hand side of this page, under “Quick Links.”

Respiratory Protection Program

American University's Respiratory Protection Program sets forth policies regarding voluntary and required use of respirators.

Hearing Conservation Program

A Hearing Conservation Program has been developed to establish policies and procedures for working around elevated noise levels on campus.

For more information, please contact:

Leanne Wright, MPH, ASP
Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Phone: 202-885-2007
Email: pina@american.edu

Phillip J. Brown
Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Phone: 202-885-2367
Email: phil@american.edu