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Environmental Health & Safety

Accountability. Communication. Culture.

The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) 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

Department Staff

  • Director of EHS:  Greg Bennett
  • Office Manager:  Dana Burgess
  • Senior Safety Coordinator:  Andy Smith
  • Senior Safety Technician:  Ricky Mayberry
  • Safety Technician:  Jeff Kirtz
  • Safety Technician: Cecil Jackson
  • Safety Technician:  Jonathan Perkins


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.