Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

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Dan Langham

Director

Dan is responsible for the overall management of the Department of Environmental Health & Safety. He is also responsible for pro-actively engaging in the management and development of administrative, technical, regulatory and educational programs and services designed to promote a safe and healthy work environment at Queen's University.

Dan is also the coordinator of the Queen's University HAZMAT Team.

e-mail dan.langham@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-6000 x74980 Internal 74980

 

Tracey Kawamoto

​Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for overseeing and performing all the day to day administration duties of the EH&S office. They are the main communicator for the department, representing the unit with staff, students and external agencies. They provide advice and consultation regarding policy interpretation, guidance, planning and instructional advice to callers.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for all radioactive purchases on campus, providing advice, leadership and guidance to researchers on this matter. They act as a liaison between the university and external companies to ensure timely delivery of radioactive materials needed for costly research projects.

The Administrative Assistant is secretary of the Biohazard and Radiation Committees as well as Departmental Telecommunications Representative.

e-mail tracey.kawamoto@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-2999 Internal 74973

 

Jennifer Spencer

Senior Secretary

Jennifer is responsible for assisting with the day to day administration duties of the EH&S office.

She is responsible for the registration of WHMIS, First Aid, Radiation Safety and other courses offered by the department. She marks tests associated with these courses and produces certificates to qualified participants. She also maintains the entire training data base.

Jennifer is responsible for the gathering and reporting of workplace accidents on campus.

e-mail jennifer.spencer@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-2949 Internal 32949

 

Jamie Coad

Safety Technician (Radiation and Chemical)

Jamie is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the radiation safety program, including open and sealed sources, x-rays, and lasers. He is also involved in the chemical safety program.

Jamie performs radiation laboratory inspections, maintains records related to the radiation safety program, and assists with the development of radiation and chemical safety SOPs.

Jamie is a member of the Queen's University HAZMAT Team.

e-mail jamie.coad@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-2999 Internal 78358

 

Tom Martinek

Hazardous Waste/Biohazards

Tom's main responsibilities include chemical/biohazardous waste disposal and management, biohazard cabinet testing and certification, air quality investigations/review (chemical, mold , asbestos etc.).

Tom is a member of the Queen's University HAZMAT Team.

e-mail tom.martinek@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-6000 x74976 Internal 74976

 

Shelagh Mirski

Manager, Biohazard, Radiation and Chemical Safety

Shelagh works with the Queen's University Biohazard Committee and the Radiation Safety Committee to promote a high standard of safe practice within University laboratories, ensuring compliance with applicable federal, provincial and international statues, standards and guidelines, while supporting the research mission of the university.

As the Biosafety Officer and the Radiation Safety Officer, Shelagh is accountable for the effective management, administration, planning and coordination of the biohazard, radiation and chemical safety programs for the university.  Together with her team of laboratory safety technicians, Shelagh provides information and advice on importation, receipt and inventorying, handling, decontamination and disposal of hazardous laboratory materials; reviews applications for Biohazard and Radioisotope Permits; and monitors compliance by conducting site visits.

Shelagh is a member of the University HAZMAT Team and is the primary emergency response person for incidents involving biological, radioactive, or chemical hazards.

e-mail shelagh.mirski@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-6000 x77077 Internal 77077

 

Sandra Jeffers 

Health and Safety Specialist - OCASP 

The Health and Safety Specialist - OCASP is responsible for collection and analysis of the OCASP Activity reports [Form 1], and for follow-up on outstanding reports.

Analysis of the reports indicates areas that require further training, or the provision of further information concerning hazards that have been encountered during off-campus activities, which have not been indicated through other resources/on-line sites.

The Health and Safety Specialist - OCASP is also a resource person to faculty and departmental exchange co-ordinators and off-campus activity representatives, as well as to those persons planning or undertaking off-campus activities.

e-mail sandra.jeffers@queensu.ca                                                        
Phone 613-533-6000 x78064 Internal 78064

 

Jessica MacAllister

Cathy Lemmon - On Leave

Health and Safety Specialist - OCASP

The Health and Safety Specialist - OCASP is responsible for collection and analysis of the OCASP Activity reports [Form 1], and for follow-up on outstanding reports. 

Analysis of the reports indicates areas that require further training, or the provision of further information concerning hazards that have been encountered during off-campus activities, which have not been indicated through other resources/on-line sites.

The Health and Safety Specialist - OCASP is also a resource person to faculty and departmental exchange co-ordinators and off-campus activity representatives, as well as to those persons planning or undertaking off-campus activities. 

e-mail jessica.macallister@queensu.ca

Phone 613-533-6000 x74650 Internal 74650

 

Natalie Roy

Safety Technician (Biohazard and Chemical)

Natalie is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the biohazard safety program and the chemical safety program in laboratories that also have biohazards.

She performs biohazard laboratory inspections, maintains records related to the biosafety program, and assists with the development of SOPs.

Natalie is a member of the Queen's University HAZMAT Team.

e-mail royn@queensu.ca

Phone 613-533-6000 x32951 Internal x32951

 

James Dick

Fire Safety Co-ordinator

The Fire Safety Co-ordinator is responsible for conducting Fire Safety Inspections in all University Buildings in accordance with the guidelines as laid out in The Ontario Fire Code and is also the University liaison with the Kingston Fire Department and the Ontario Fire Marshals Office in Toronto.

He assists other members of our staff in providing Lab Safety Courses to our various technical/research departments. He also conducts Fire Extinguisher Training for Faculty and Staff.

The Fire Safety Co-ordinator is a member of the Queen's University HAZMAT Team.

e-mail james.dick@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-6000 x74977 Internal 74977

 

Gerry Ducharme

Fire Safety Technician - Alarm Systems

Gerry is responsible for monthly and annual fire alarm testing. He ensures that all of our fire safety equipment and devices are in working order. Gerry maintains all fire extinguishers on campus (including Residence and Apartment & Housing). Gerry assists in Fire Extinguisher Training. Gerry also assists with the disposal of hazardous waste.

Gerry is a member of the Queen's University HAZMAT Team.

e-mail gerry.ducharme@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-6000 x78001 Internal 78001

 

Tyler MacDonald

Safety Technician

Tyler's main responsibilities include testing of fume hoods and assisting with chemical/biohazardous waste disposal

Member of the Queen's University HAZMAT Team.

e-mail tyler.macdonald@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-6000 x79408 Internal 79408

 

Ben Fiegen

HECHMET Inventory Stores Technician

Ben's main responsibilities include receiving of all chemicals that arrive on campus into the Hechmet Inventory System and delivering them to the labs that ordered them. He is also responsible for making sure that they are removed from the inventory system after they are empty. Ben also trains all Queens staff on the use of the Hechmet Inventory System.

Ben is also a member of the Queen's University Hazmat team.

e-mail ben.fiegen@queensu.ca
Phone 613-533-6000 x75119 Internal 75119>

 

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