Environmental Health & Safety Overview

Mission

Protect People. Protect our Community. Protect our Planet.

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The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) serves to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students, employees, and visitors to Wright State University in support of the university’s overall mission.

 

  • EHS works to protect human health and, to the greatest extent possible, reduce the university’s impact on the environment and surrounding ecosystem.
  • EHS develops programs and policies designed to meet or exceed compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines.
  • EHS provides unparalleled customer service to the university and surrounding community.
  • EHS accomplishs these goals through development and implementation of a comprehensive environmental health and safety management system that consists of a review of programs and policies, tracking performance metrics, information exchange, training, inspections, and continuous feedback.

Emergency Contact Information

Main Office: 937-775-2215   |    Wright State Police: 937-775-2111   |   See Something?  Say Something!  ehs@wright.edu

Staff Directory

Staff Employees

Stephen P. Farrell

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-3118

Judy Grant, A.S.

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Administrative Specialist
Address:
Biological Sciences 047, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2215

Ron Hamilton

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-3810

Denise Lynette Kramer, M.S., M.T.

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
Address:
Biological Sciences II 047, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2623

Marjorie Marie Markopoulos, M.S.

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Biological and Chemical Safety Officer
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2797

Greg A. Merkle

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Environmental Health & Safety
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2217

Kimberly K Morris

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Radiation Safety Officer
Address:
Health Sciences Bldg 104, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2169

Bill Palmer

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Environmental Compliance Officer
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-3788

Rachel Rebecca Seitz, B.S.

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Environmental Health and Safety Technician
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg 047, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-4275

Joseph C. Whitlock

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-4131

Student Employees

Joseph Franklin Dunn

Undergraduate Student
Student college:
College of Egr & Computer Sci
Student major:
Biomedical Engineering

Alex Kleine

Undergraduate Student
Student college:
College of Science & Math
Student major:
Earth & Environmental Sciences

Siddhartha Muddaluri

Graduate Student
Student college:
College of Egr & Computer Sci
Student major:
Computer Science

IUC-IC

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Background 

Recognizing the tremendous benefits to be realized through the group purchase of insurance,  Ohio established the Inter-University Council Insurance Consortium (IUC-IC) that includes fourteen of the fifteen state colleges and universities. Three committees handle the overall administrative functions of the IUC. Wright State University is one of the participating universities involved with this cost saving consortium.

Goals and Objectives 

The goal of the IUC-IC is to improve the coverage and service provided to each university, while permitting the group to assume additional risk by taking an increased primary deductible retention. The assumption of this risk translates into overall cost savings. The IUC-IC's objective is to take advantage of the economies of scale of making a group purchase of insurance.

Group Purchase Benefits

While each university retains control over its insurance program, this group purchase program reduces the impact of underwriting, pricing, servicing, and coverage limitations on the individual schools by creating market clout.

Request a Waste Pickup

Please email or call Rachel Seitz at 937-775-4275 for waste collection. Click here for complete details and requirements.

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Training

We want you to return Home. Safely. Everyday. Integral to promoting a safe and healthy campus,  Wright State University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety offers occupational and lab environment training to Wright State University Employees and students. These trainings are offered in the classroom and online. For more information visit our  Training Page.

Environmental

Wright State University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety works closely with other departments to keep our footprint as small as possible.  We are currently working to expand our "Shut the Sash" initiative we introduced earlier with great success.  To see more on the initiative click here.

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News & Announcements

Winter Weather Preparedness for Wright State University Community
Winter Weather

Winter Weather Preparedness

Winter Weather Preparedness for Wright State University Community

With the recent arrival of winter, Environmental Health and Safety would like to offer some seasonal safety tips.

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Safety Information

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that kills without warning. It claims the lives of hundreds of people every year and makes thousands more ill. Many household items including gas- and oil-burning furnaces, portable generators, and charcoal grills produce this poison gas.

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Ebola Information

Ebola Information

Wright State University is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information on the Ebola virus outbreak in five countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is no significant risk to the Unite

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Safety Update

Oelman Hall Spill Follow-Up

This follow-up provides additional information for the acid spill that occurred Monday, June 23, 2014 in the hallway near Oelman Hall's Lab Stores.  

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