September 2018

Environmental Health and Safety Updates

fire extinguisher training gmuActive Threat: Awareness & Prevention (Film Premiere)

Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management and University Police invite you to a screening of a video designed to educate students, faculty, and staff about ways to prevent and respond to active threats on campus. 

The video premiere will take place on Wednesday, September 12, at 11:30 a.m. in the Founders Hall Auditorium. The active threat training session will immediately follow the video premiere. The video is approximately 15 minutes long, and training is expected to last one hour.  

No RSVP required. For questions about this event, contact 

Not able to make it to Arlington for the premiere?  For more information, and to watch the film, visit If you would like to receive in-person Active Threat Response training, click here. To request in-person Emergency Preparedness training, email 

Reporting Accidents, Injuries, or Unsafe Conditions

We want to make sure the Mason community stays safe! Remember to report all accidents, injuries, or conditions that may cause harm to an individual or the university. When dangerous or potentially dangerous conditions are reported, the university can take appropriate remediation and corrective measures to protect the community from similar or future incidents. 

Report the following situations to the university: 

Accident  Submit an Incident Report form when there is an illness or injury involving a student or visitor, or an unsafe condition.
Employee Injury Submit an Employer’s First Report of Accident form when an employee is injured while at work.
Please note that injuries that result in hospitalization, amputation, loss of eyesight, or death must be reported immediately to Human Resources and Payroll Workers’ Compensation and the Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS).

For more information on the following topics:

Register for Training

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) provides a wide range of safety training options to help sustain a healthful and safe working and learning environment. These training courses are offered not only to meet numerous regulations, but also in an effort to encourage health and safety throughout the university community. 

For example: You might be interested in attending Fire Extinguisher training, where you will learn through hands-on practice how to properly operate a fire extinguisher. All training provided by EHS is free, and open to all members of the Mason community. 

For a complete listing of EHS training courses by category, click here. To register for training, visit the EHS training registration website. If you need assistance registering for training, contact EHS.