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UT Safety Resources

Biological Safety

Biological toxins (e.g. – ricin, saxitoxin, etc.), human-derived materials, infectious organisms, nanoparticles, poisonous plants, recombinant DNA, and venomous animals:

Brian Ranger, MS, SM (NRCM), CBSP
Biological Safety Officer (BSO)
Phone: (865) 974-1938
E-mail: branger@utk.edu
Website: http://biosafety.utk.edu/

Chemical Safety

Acutely toxic chemicals, carcinogens, and reproductive toxins. Contact person is based on campus location. Safety programs related to chemical use in animal research are a component of the laboratory safety chemical hygiene plan:

UT Knoxville Campus
Chuck Payne, MPH, CHMM
UTK Environmental Health & Safety Team Leader
Phone: (865) 974-5084
E-mail: jpayne7@utk.edu
Website: http://ehs.utk.edu/

UT Institute of Agriculture
Jacob Payne
UTIA Safety Coordinator I
Phone: (865) 974-7144
E-mail: jpayne@utk.edu
Website: http://safety.ag.utk.edu/

UT Medical Center
Mark Smith, MPH, CSP, CIH, CHMM
Director, UTK Environmental Health & Safety / UT Medical Center Safety Liaison
Phone: (865) 974-5084
E-mail: msmith38@utk.edu
Website: http://ehs.utk.edu/

Radiation Safety

Radioactive materials, X-ray equipment, and lasers:

Marsha Smith, BS
UT Radiation Safety Officer
Phone: (865) 974-0848
E-mail: radiationsafety@utk.edu
Website: http://radiationsafety.utk.edu/

Occupational Health

Medical evaluation related to immunizations, pregnancy considerations, allergens, immunocompromised, or other personal medical considerations:

Amy Knowles, Ph.D., RN, MPH, COHN-S
Occupational Health Nurse
Phone: (865) 974-5728
E-mail: aknowles@utk.edu
Website: http://iacuc.utk.edu/occupational-health-program/

 

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