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BWH Safety and Environmental Compliance Office

  • BWH Safety and Environmental Compliance Office

    The primary function of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is to ensure safety at BWH. DEA provides the following services:


    • Guidance to hospital on all safety matters
    • Response to Environmental and Air Quaility Concerns
    • Chair of the Hospital Safety Committee
    • Fit Testing for all Hospital Employees
    • Liason with local, state and federal regulatory and accrediting agencies

    Patient Care Areas

    • Pre-Construction Risk Assessments
    • Safety Inspections for Construction projects
    • Fire and life safety guidance and enforcement
    • Assistance to Infection Control with assessments in Patient Care Areas

    Laboratory Areas

    • Annual training via Healthstream
    • Announced and unannounced laboratory inspections
    • Guidance on safe storage and use of hazardous materials
    • Disposal of hazardous materials at hospital laboratories
    • Partners Institutional Biosafety Committee liason within labs

    For general information or to schedule a fit testing, contact the DEA at 617-264-3010. DEA can also be contacted by paging ID-15000. 


    Emergency Contact Information
    In the event of an emergency, call the BWH STAT line 617-732-6555. For a chemical spill, call BWH Security - 617-732-6565. More >

    Go to the 5th annual BMBL for biosafety information. More >