Columbia University’s Environmental Health and Safety and Radiation Safety programs have been collectively responsible for 5 campuses, 2 independent hospitals and a state-sponsored research institute spread across 3 counties. To achieve better coordination of activities, more efficient use of resources, and consistency in procedures, a decision was made to merge into one department. A model for operations has been adopted. Research safety specialists conduct routine laboratory surveys for biological and chemical safety as well as radiation safety. Also, one program handles all hazardous material wastes. This talk will discuss some of the challenges and successes of this integration.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Talk given by Thomas L. Morgan, Kathleen Crowley, Environmental Health and Safety, Columbia University. Worth 2 CEC's.
Dr. Johnson's research in the laser research lab is focused on safety and laser injury recovery and the acute effects of ionizing radiation. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in health physics from the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.
Learn more at: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/erhs/faculty/johnson/t_johnson.htm