ABOUT US

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

 

Michelle Bresnahan, Director
(573) 341-4305
mem@mst.edu

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Missouri S&T Environmental Health and Safety Department is to support the academic and campus community in fulfilling its commitment to teaching, research, and public service. The Environmental Health and Safety Department endeavors to facilitate protection of human health and the environment, to ensure compliance with all environmental regulations, to use campus resources wisely, to design programs that are easy to use and non-intrusive, if at all possible, and to focus on preventative strategies to eliminate potential risks.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns

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Administration & Risk Management

Betty Birkner, Administrative Assistant
(573) 341-4305
birkner@mst.edu
  • Worker's Compensations Claim Filing
  • Show-Me Safety Program
  • Return to work/light duty program
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • Accident/Injury Claims
  • Training

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  Environmental Management Systems - ISO 14001

 

Donna Kreisler, Environmental Health Professional I
(573) 341-6441
kreisler@mst.edu
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 14001 Development & Implementation
  • Compliance Assessments & Internal Auditing
  • Webpage Maintenance & Development
  • General Awareness, New Employee and Laboratory Safety Training
  • Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist

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Occupational Safety and Health & Environmental Compliance

 

Brian Smith, Industrial Hygienist
(573) 341-4403
smithwb@mst.edu

  • Campus Safety Programs

     

  1. Confined Space Entry
  2. Electrical Safety
  3. Show-me Safety
  4. Lock-out / Tag-out
  5. Fork Lift Safety
  6. Respiratory Protection
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Fire Safety / Fire Extinguishers
  • Lead & Asbestos Management
  • Accident Investigation
  • Sprinkler System Control Valve Inspection
  • Universal Waste Inspections
  • Air Samples (mold & CO2)
  • Waste Minimization & Spending Report
  • SARA Tier II Report
  • Injury Review Program
  • EHS Safety & Compliance Inspections
  • Universal Waste, Asbestos and Fork Lift Training

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  Hazardous Materials & Waste Management  

 

Tony Hunt, Assistant Director
(573) 341-7645
thunt@mst.edu

 

Joseph Pelikan, Environmental Health Technician
(573)-341-4498
pelikanj@mst.edu

 

  • Waste Management & Pickup
  1. Chemical
  2. Biological
  3. Mercury Containing Devices (fluorescent tubes, etc.)
  • DOT / Hazmat Regulations Training
  • SARA Tier II Reporting
  • Explosives Inventory Management
  • Spill Protection Control & Countermeasure Plan Development & Implementation
  • Environmental Site Assessment, Investigation & Remediation
  • Storm Water Permit Management
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • CFC Management

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  Laboratory Safety

 

Jimmy Rolufs Jr. ,  Senior Environmental Health Professional
(573)-341-4089
rolufsjd@mst.edu

 EHS Compliance Inspection

  • Bio-Safety
  • Chemical Waste Inspection
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder
  • Hazardous Materials

 EHS Lab Safety Inspection

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • General Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
        - Chemical Fume Hood Testing
        - Eyewash Stations Testing
        - Safety Shower Testing 

Training & Awareness

  • Biological Hygiene Plan
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Graduate Lab Safety
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Spill Response 

Chemical Inventory Management

  • Chemical Lab Cleanouts
  • Chemical Lab Inventories
  • Chemical Receiving
  • Chemical Recycling
  • Chemical Shipping
  • SDS

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  Radiation Safety

 

Michelle Bresnahan, Radiation Safety Officer
(573) 341-4240
mem@mst.edu

 

Fadha Ahmed, Health Physicist
(573)-341-7014
ahmedfs@mst.edu

 Radiation Surveys & Inspections

  1. Alpha, Beta, Gamma
  2. X-ray
  3. Laser
  4. EMF
  5. Microwave (not ovens)
  • Personnel Dosimetry
  • Instrument Calibration
  • Materials Shipping & Receiving
  •  Inventory Control
  • Radioactive Waste Management
  • Regulatory Reporting
  • Radiation Safety Training

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  Schrenk Hall Chemical Management & Safety

Jonathon Sidwell, Authorized Material Receiver
(573) 341-7261
sidwellj@mst.edu
  • Schrenk Hall Chemical Receiving and Distribution
  • Chemical Recycling
  • Chemical Inventory Management
  • Schrenk Hall Laboratory Inspections
  • Schrenk Hall Laboratory Chemical Clean-outs

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  Services Provided

  • Administration& Risk Management
  • Environmental Compliance & Engineering
  • Hazardous Materials & Hazardous Waste Management
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Radiation Safety

 

Assigned Program Areas

  • Air Quality Programs
  • Campus Safety Programs
  • Crisis Management Programs
  • Environmental Assessment and Remediation Programs
  • Hazardous Material Management Programs
  • Laboratory Safety Programs
  • Risk Management /Insurance Programs
  • Waste Management Programs
  • Water Quality Programs

 

Responsibilities

  • Administer the safety programs for Missouri S&T
  • Assist all units with technical support and training
  • Respond to campus emergencies

 

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 EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

University Police Dispatch: 573-341-4300

Following Are Additional Useful Contacts:

Physical Facilities: 573-341-4252
University Police Dispatch: 573-341-4300
Radiation Safety: 573-341-4240 or 7014
Fire Safety: 573-341-4403
Laboratory Safety: 573-341-6285
Workers Compensation: 573-341-4305 or 6441
Hazardous Materials & Waste Management: 573-341-7645 or 4498
Asbestos and Lead Management: 573-341-4403 or 6441
Environmental Management System: 573-341-6441
Occupational Health & Safety: 573-341-4403 or 6441

NOTE:  When using campus telephones for calls within the university dial the last four numbers of the phone number. For example the Department of Environmental Health and Safety can be reached by dialing 4305.

To reach an outside line on a campus phone dial 3 then the seven digit phone number desired.