Environmental Health & Safety Overview

Mission

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 will work to protect human health and, to the greatest extent possible, reduce the university’s impact on the environment and surrounding ecosystem.
EHS will develop programs and policies designed to meet or exceed compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines.
EHS will provide unparalleled customer service to the university and surrounding community.
EHS will accomplish 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.

Staff Directory

Staff Employees

Stephen P. Farrell

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II 043, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435
Phone:
937-775-3118

Ron Hamilton

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

Marjorie Marie Markopoulos, M.S.

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Biological and Chemical Safety Officer
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II 047C, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435
Phone:
937-775-2797

Greg A. Merkle

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Environmental Health & Safety
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II 047D, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435
Phone:
937-775-2217

Kimberly Kay Morris

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

Bill Palmer

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Environmental Compliance Officer
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II 047B, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435
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
Phone:
937-775-4275

Joseph C. Whitlock

Department:
Environmental Health & Safety
Title:
Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Address:
Biological Sciences Bldg II 049, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435
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

Emergency Contact Information

Main Office: 937-775-2215

Wright State Police: 937-775-2111

Resources:

Safety Data Sheets (ChemWatch)

Accident/Injury/Illness/Near-Miss Form (PDF)

Needlestick Report/Sharps Injury Form (PDF)

Training

Wright State University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety offers occupational and lab environment training to Wright State University Employees and students requiring relevent training.  We offer trainings in classroom format and online through Pilot.  For more information please 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.

To request a lab waste pick-up click here.

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News & Announcements

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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Summer Safety

Heat Stress

Exposure to heat, from exertion or hot environments, can cause illness and death.  Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat rashes.

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