The University Safety Manual gives an overview of responsibilities for the President, Vice Presidents, College and School Deans, Department Directors and Chairs, Faculty, Managers, and Supervisors, Department Safety Liaisons, All Students and Employees, and Occupational Safety and Health Services.

Note that anyone working in a departmental facility must abide by the University’s and department’s rules outlined in these documents. This includes paid employees, students conducting course-related research, and volunteers.

1.1 Departmental Safety Contacts


Chandrashekhar Joshi

  • Department Chair and Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, SFRES
Dow 741

Safety Liaison, Chemical Hygiene Officer, and Training Administrator

Travis Wakeham

Travis Wakeham

  • Laboratory Supervisor/Instructor, Biological Sciences
Dow 738

Forms, Annual Training Compliance, and Records Administrator

Emily Betterly

Emily Betterly

  • Administrative Aide, Biological Sciences
Dow 740

1.2 Campus Safety Contacts

Jeffrey Lewin

Jeffrey Lewin

  • Chemical Safety Officer, Compliance, Integrity, and Safety Office
Lakeshore 322
Pete Baril

Pete Baril

  • Health and Safety Manager; Compliance, Integrity and Safety Office
Lakeshore Center 320 B2
David Dixon

David Dixon

  • Biosafety Officer, Compliance, Integrity, and Safety Office
Lakeshore Center 323

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