Environmental Health and Safety undergoes name change
Some changes have transpired
since Joe Tremont accepted the position of interim director of
Environmental Health & Safety last November. As the interim
director, he has completed the following initiatives:
- Combine the Fire Marshal Unit and the Environmental Health and
Safety Unit as one bureau under the Department of Public Safety.
These units now report to the Environmental Health & Safety
- Move the Fire Marshal unit out of the police building and into
the General Services Building with the Environmental Health and
Safety unit. The new address is 4211 Elgin, Room 183 (Bay 17).
- Review the department’s name and determine if a more
appropriate name is needed for the bureau since the structure
has changed some. After much consideration and with approval
from Assistant Vice President Malcolm Davis and Executive Vice
President Carl Carlucci, the bureau’s new name is now
Environmental Health & Life Safety (EHLS).
The new name was chosen because of the responsibilities that
EHLS manages. The primary responsibilities are listed below,
along with a brief description and the manager’s name associated
with the position:
- Chemical Safety and Environmental, Emmett Sullivan, manager
Sullivan is responsible for all the chemical labs on campus,
environmental compliance, haz-waste, occupational safety and
asbestos related matters.
- Biological Safety, Lisa Benford, manager
Benford is responsible for all the labs on campus that contain
Biological agents and for the animal care areas of campus.
- Radiation Safety, Otu Inyang, manager
Inyang is responsible for all labs that contain radioactive
material, X-ray machines, lasers and large magnetics.
- Food Safety, Sondra Davis, specialist
Davis is responsible for all food served on campus. This
includes all the Aramark dining halls, catered events and
temporary food dealers’ permits. Anything dealing with food, she
- Fire Marshal’s Office, Chris McDonald, interim fire marshal
The fire marshals are responsible for pre-existing building
inspections, new building construction and renovated spaces,
permits and life safety for UH, etc.
All of the positions associated with this bureau have to do with
life safety. They are on campus and ready to help out wherever
needed. Do not hesitate to contact any of the EHLS managers
should you have any questions or need any assistance.