Environmental Health & Safety Overview

Mission

Protecting People. Protecting our Community. Protecting 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

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

Request a Waste Pickup

Need to schedule a pickup? Click the button above to complete a waste pickup request. You may also contact Rachel Seitz via email or at 937-775-4275 if you have any questions.

Training

We want you to return Home. Safely. Everyday. For that reason, we offer Environmental Health and Safety training in the classroom and online. Click the button above for complete information.  

Recycling Programs

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Help us make our community a greener place - keep recyclables out of the landfills!

BATTERIES: Bring batteries to Biological Sciences Building 2, Room 047 during normal business hours for recycling. We accept all batteries, whether WSU purchased or personal. Cell phone, laptop, rechargeable, button cells, alkaline, etc...

ELECTRONICS: Bring your PC's, printers, TV's, Cell Phones, Chargers to the loading dock of Millett Hall during normal business hours for recycling. Whether WSU purchased or from home, we will accept these items and want to make it as easy as possible for you to do the right thing!

OTHER ITEMS: We encourage you to click here to find out where to recycle items such as Aerosols, Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb's (CFL), Fertilizers, Paints, Pesticides, etc...

Questions? Click here to contact Bill Palmer, our Environmental Compliance Officer.

More ways to Reduce Waste

WSU is participating with Kimberly-Clark to take the next step in reducing our waste stream. The RightCycle program by Kimberly-Clark diverts laboratory nitrile gloves and turns them into the raw materials used to create eco-friendly consumer products and durable goods.  We encourage you to drop by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety to try out these recyclable nitile gloves for yourself. More details will be coming soon.  Questions?  Click here to contact Marjorie Markopoulos, our Biological and Chemical Safety Officer.

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