Chemical Safety

test tubes used in research
Rick Byrum
Emergency Preparedness Specialist, 335-9379
Rachelle Justice
Sr. Chemical Safety Specialist, 353-4692
Periyasamy Subramanian
Sr. Chemical Safety Specialist, Industrial Hygiene, 335-8299
Jeff Montgomery
Chemical Safety Specialist, 335-7964
John Silka,
Chemical Safety Coordinator, 335-8031


Research units are expected to adhere to established safety standards that are intended to address research risks. Chemical risks are present in most research laboratories. The challenge in maintaining a safe work environment is managed through establishing standards for how departments and researchers manage their use of chemicals, which is important at all levels of academic leadership and operations. EHS Chemical Safety personnel provide consultation to units on efficient ways to maintain safe workplaces to reduce accident/injury risks.

UI Safety, Health and Environmental Policy


FAQ from 2014 Chemical Survey