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Department of Environmental Health and Safety

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) exists to support uninterrupted research and learning within a safe and healthy environment. Services include environmental compliance, occupational and research safety, radiation safety, hazardous materials management and response, and fire safety.

Give to the Department of Environmental Health and Safety

The following opportunities for investment will help create and sustain success in EHS:  

Faculty development

This fund supports professional travel, required certification courses and continuing education for EHS staff.

Student opportunities

  • Support the hiring of students to work in various EHS roles that provides them real-life work and resume-building experience.
  • Support student internships to support various EHS programs and provide students with valuable  and resume-building experience .

Pollution prevention

The most common spill occurring on campus for the last 20 years involves broken mercury thermometers.  These broken thermometers present a hazard for faculty, staff, and students in laboratory areas and the environment. They also create hazardous waste and can cost thousands of dollars to clean up.

  • A donation of $25 would go towards the purchase of non-mercury thermometers that would replace mercury-containing thermometers in laboratories. A case of  Fisherbrand™ Spirit Thermometers, Student Grade Case costs $123.40

Facilities enhancement

Funds will be used to enhance the safety of KSU’s hazardous waste storage buildings and further ensure the safety of nearby building occupants and parking areas (students, faculty and visitors)

General fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide support and enhancement of the university environmental health and safety programs.  Funds would be used to purchase the following instruments for assessing hazardous conditions and further ensuring worker and student safety:

  • MultiRae 5 gas PID monitor [$7000]
  • Drager CMS Analyzer [$2400]
  • Draeger pump sampler [$600]
  • Related calibration gases and sampling supplies for 2 years [$2000]


Questions about EHS?

Kelly Greene
Environmental manager - hazardous waste, storage tanks, air permits
D001 Edwards Hall

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