Environmental Health & Safety
EH&S/DHS Chemicals of Interest:
The Department of Homeland Security has mandated all purchases containing chemicals included in the official Chemicals of Interest list (see link below) must be tracked and inventoried by the University of Pittsburgh. Starting April 6, 2009, the PantherExpress System tracks these purchases and forwards them to the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for review.
Click here to see the
letter from Jay Frerotte, Director Environmental Health and Safety, as well as
the list of Chemicals of Interest.
AED Program (Automatic External Defibrillators)
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) has been managing the University’s program for Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for over eight years. What began as an AED in each University of Pittsburgh Police patrol car has now grown to over 100 AED units located across the Oakland campus. The Pitt Police Department has equipped each of its patrol cars with AED's and each Police Officer has been trained in CPR and the use of the AED. Once an emergency call is placed on campus, a University Police Officer will arrive at the scene within minutes. In 2010, having AED units on campus saved three lives.
These items can be purchased from the Fisher Scientific punchout or by clicking on "Hot Lists' and selecting AED Program.
Recommended AED and associated accessories:
Fisher Scientific Part Number
|Powerheart AED G3 Plus Automatic Package:
AED, Carry Case, Ready Kit, Spare Pads
|Adult Defibrillation Pads - two-year shelf life||19-130-4282||9131-001|
|Surface-Mount Wall Cabinet with Alarm &
Strobe, Security Enabled
|3-D Wall Mount Sign identifying location of AED||19-065-932||168-6002-001|
|IntelliSense Lithium Battery (yellow): for
Powerheart AED G3 models 9390A, 9390E, 9300E
and 9300A shipped after April 12, 2004
|Pediatric Defibrillation Pads - two year shelf life||19-120-2468||9730-002|
Every AED requires an annual inspection that includes interfacing the device with specific computer software to download data and status information. AED units also require proper positioning for access, frequent software updates, and occasional pad and/or battery replacement. All services, annual inspections and training (regardless of departmental purchase) are provided by EH&S at no cost to departments. Additionally, EH&S maintains a supply of spare parts such as pads, batteries, and display cases so that the existing AED units can remain in service at all times.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is available to answer questions regarding AED's. Any University of Pittsburgh department or school considering procurement of an AED is strongly encouraged to contact the Department of Environmental Health & Safety (412-624-9505).
Please review additional information and guildlines here.
Once you have read the additional information and guidelines,
please review the related
Did You Know....? article to guide you through the purchasing process in PantherExpress.
You can obtain more information regarding training, guidlines and policies at: www.ehs.pitt.edu