Health & Environmental Safety (HES)

Accountability. Communication. Culture. 

The Health and Environmental Safety (HES) Department is here to make the living, working, and learning environment safe. We plan, implement, and coordinate the loss control program to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries/illnesses and financial losses for the University. 

We oversee compliance as the liaison for local, state and federal agencies and ensure that policies and regulations are followed. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Fire Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Occupational and Construction Safety
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Emergency Preparedness

Department Staff

  • Director of HES:  Greg Bennett
  • Administrative Assistant:  Dana Burgess
  • Senior Safety Coordinator:  Andy Smith
  • Safety Coordinator:  Ricky Mayberry
  • Safety Technician:  Chris Chambers



Staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to take part in our training courses to get equipped with the knowledge you need to improve your work environment. 




3552 Young Place Lynchburg, VA  24501