Welcome to the Environmental Health and Safety Department web site.  The LSU Health Sciences Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors; and conducting its mission in compliance with all applicable environmental  health and safety laws and regulations.  Our department supports that effort through safety assessments; assisting with the identification, evaluation and control of hazards; education; training and inspections.

For emergency situations, such as a chemical spill, contact the University Police at 568-8999; University Police will then contact us to respond.  For hazardous waste pickup, use the Facility Services Work Request System.  For routine matters, please contact our staff directly:


  • Bob Fahey, Executive Director, at rfahey@lsuhsc.edu or 504-568-2851.
  • Jim Davis, Radiation and Fire Safety Officer, at jdavis3@lsuhsc.edu or 504-568-4952. orprprprprpprpr         
  • Darren Burkett, Industrial Hygienist, at dburk2@lsuhsc.edu or 504-568-2324.
  • Taylor Kriete, Chemical and Biological Safety Officer, at tkriet@lsuhsc.edu or 504-568-6586.
  • Ka'Lynde Smith, Driver Safety Officer, at ksmit4@lsuhsc.edu or 504-568-4500.


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