Environmental Health and Safety


Welcome to the Environmental Health and Safety Department website.  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:

  • Darren Burkett, Executive Director, at dburk2@lsuhsc.edu or 504-568-2324.
  • Aaron Pourciau, Director, at apourc@lsuhsc.edu or 504-568-2851
  • Samantha Lindsey, Chemical and Radiation Safety Officer, at slind8@lsuhsc.edu  or 504-568-4952.
  • Kaitlin Didier, Laboratory and Biological Safety Officer, at kdidie@lsuhsc.edu or 504-717-1925.

  • Maribeth Harlan, Safety Specialist, at mharla@lsuhsc.edu or 504-494-3778.
  • Raychelle Williams, Driver Safety Program Administrator, at rwill32@lsuhsc.edu or 504-568-4500.


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