Health, Well-Being and Safety Resources
Brandeis is committed to the health, well-being and safety of its faculty and staff. The following are some of the many services offered to care for our community.
Accident and Injury Reporting
● Ensure you and those around you are safe
- Call Public Safety (781-736-3333) for first aid, help, or there are other hazards
- Call Occupational Health (781-736-8769) with questions or for additional support
● Notify your supervisor
● Get checked out - please contact your primary care provider or be evaluated by a local urgent care or emergency room
● Complete the accident/injury report. Please use the link to create an accident/injury report.
Public Safety Emergency: (781)736-3333
Public Safety Non-Emergency: (781)736-5000
Occupational Health: Suzanne Raj, email@example.com, (781)736-8769
Worker's Compensation: Renee Relerford, firstname.lastname@example.org, (781)736-4451
Environmental Health & Safety: Andrew Finn, email@example.com, (781) 736-4262
Facilities: Monday-Friday 7 AM- 4:30 PM (781)736-8500. Weekends, Holidays and After Hours (781)736-5000
Local Urgent Care
AFC Urgent Care Waltham: 1030 Main St · (781) 894-6900
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Waltham Walk-In: 9 Hope Ave · (617) 243-5590 Mondays - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday: CLOSED
PhysicianOne Urgent Care Waltham: 1019 Trapelo Rd · (860) 650-3848 Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM, Weekends and Holidays: 9 AM- 5 PM
Newton-Wellesley Hospital- Main Campus: 2014 Washington St. Newton, MA 02462 · (617) 243-6193.
Other Numbers to Know
Poisoning or Chemical Exposure Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure: Wash exposed and seek medical evaluation immediately.
Injured at Work Quick Sheet Download
Hoja Rápida Sobre las Lesiones en el Trabajo.
Mental Health Support
- Request a Mental health training for you and your team
- Contact our employee assistance program (New Directions) for free, confidential counseling that is available 24 hours a day, every day. Call 1-800-828-6025 or visit www.ndbh.com.
Log-in directions: Choose: Employee Assistance Program / Company Code: brandeis university
Staff Emergency Loan Program
The University is committed to supporting our staff with comprehensive benefits, programs and
services. We recognize that there may be times when a staff member experiences a significant and
unexpected personal emergency that creates a financial burden or crisis. To assist staff in these cases,
the University offers eligible staff an emergency loan program.
The program is designed to provide a loan to the staff member to help cover the costs of the
emergencies when they take place. The details of the program include:
- All benefits eligible staff with at least 6 months of continuous service.
- One interest free loan request per year.
- Payment terms - 12 months.
- Loan agreement - repayment via payroll. Up to amount - $5,000 (based on need).
- Loan must be paid in full if termination occurs prior to full repayment.
- Approval of an emergency loan is not guaranteed and is subject to the reasons for the request and/or the funds available in the program.
Examples of unexpected personal emergencies may include:
- Fire or natural disaster to the employee’s residence.
- A medical emergency not covered by medical insurance.
- The costs associated with an unanticipated family emergency (death; parent, spouse or child stranded out of state due to a non-self-directed event).
- Domestic emergency (domestic violence, incarceration of a custodial child, court-mandated change in custody of a child).
- Unexpected and significant repairs of an employee’s vehicle, if the vehicle is used as the primary mode of transportation to work.
- Impending eviction from one's residence through no flagrant fault of the employee.
Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them.
An ergonomic assessment is an assessment of a workstation to ensure correct working postures and workstation set-up. A good ergonomic assessment is done to reduce uncomfortable postures, repetitive tasks, and straining of the body.
|Type of Concern||Contact||Phone / Email|
|Immediate Harm or Threat, Medical Emergency, Fire, Chemical Spill||Public Safety||
|Sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence and stalking||
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
|Environmental or Waste, General Questions||Andrew Finn, Manager of Environmental Health & Safety||
|Hazardous Waste Pickups, Containers, Labels. Waste Area Setup||Hazardous Waste Hotline||781-736-2561|
|General Employee Health or Safety Concerns and Questions||Suzanne Raj, Manager of Occupational Health||
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