Chemical & Biological Safety Section

The Chemical/Biological Safety Section (CBSS) of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety has the responsibility to provide the University and Hospital with occupational health/hygiene support services, that is, the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of health hazards in the work environment.

CBSS Programs

New Faculty Orientation*


  • Asbestos Management Program
  • Biological Safety Carcinogen Safety*

    Chemical Waste Management*

    Dangerous Goods Information* Emergency Response Hazard Communication Industrial Hygiene

    Laboratory Safety

    Nanotechnology & Nanoparticles*

    Respiratory Protection*

    Training Water Quality

    *Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (available here)

    CBSS Personnel

    Assistant Director -
    Roma M. Owen, M.S., CHSP

    Safety Engineer Senior - 
    Michael Elliott, M.S., RBP

    Safety Engineer Senior -
    Larry Mendoza, M.S., RBP

    Safety Engineer -
    Vickie Haller

    Safety Engineer
    Virginia Sykes

    Safety Engineer-

    Safety Engineer-
    Eric Fidler

    Safety Engineer-
    Ann Fowler

    Asbestos Specialist -
    Dave Patterson

    Hazardous Waste Coordinator - 
    Tyler Whiting

    Hazardous Waste Coordinator - 
    William Riddell

    Curriculum Administrator
    Helga Mitchell


    Other Health & Safety Links

    about CBSS web pages, please contact Roma Maraj Owen .

    : 828-4866

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    Last update : July 28, 2015