"Advancing Laboratory Safety at Penn State University"
The University Safety Council and Environmental Health and Safety are developing University safety goals to promote and advance safety, including laboratory safety, at Penn State. This session will review historical challenges impacting safety in high education at a national level as well as look at efforts underway at Penn State to advance laboratory safety programs.
James Crandall serves as Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) for The Pennsylvania State University inclusive of University Park and our Commonwealth Campuses. The Penn State EHS program oversees the comprehensive chemical, biological, radiological, workplace, environmental protection, hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, and fire safety programs in support of Penn State’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The EHS office administers the University Safety Council and serves as the safety officers for the Penn State Institutional Biosafety Committee and University Isotope Committee. James completed his B.S. from the Rochester Institution of Technology and M.S. from New York University. Additionally, James worked previously at Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University, the New York City Transit Authority, and Laidlaw Environmental Services prior to joining Penn State.
Additionally, James Crandall currently serves on the Board of Trustees for CSHEMA (Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association) which specializes in the implementation of EHS programs and services in higher education with membership representing 600+ colleges and universities domestically and internationally.