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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Safety Committee
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Safety Committee

Safety at PSWMRU University Park

Collateral Duty Safety Officers

Lou Saporito, Curt Dell (Chemicals)

Safety Committee members  Duties
 Denny Bookhamer Transportation Coordinator of Hazardous Materials &  AED Maintenance
 Ray Bryant  EMS Committee member
 Curt Dell  Chemicals Inventory & Chemical Waste Management
 Sarah Fishel  Occupational Health Management
 Donita Gibboney  Fire Drill Coordinator, EMS Committee member
 Jeff Gonet  Student Safety Training Coordinator & EMS Coordinator
 Matt Myers  Pesticide Storage - Farm & Respirator Fit Test Coordinator
 Scott Spear  Fire Extinguisher Maintenance & Recycling Coordinator
 Terry Troutman  Klingerstown Collateral Duty Safety Officer
 Joan Weaver  First Aid & CPR Training Coordinator

Activities of the committee include assisting in the development of standard operating procedures (SOP's) for research procedures, reviewing laboratory procedures, reviewing accidents and inspections, suggesting alternate research methods and procedures, reducing laboratory waste, increasing recycling efforts, annual chemical inventory, OHMP, updating the safety internet site, and suggesting links to other safety sites.

Health and Safety Manuals

USDA-ARS Manual 230.0- Safety, Health and Environmental Management Program (SHEM)


NIH - National Institute of Health
NLB - National Library of Medicine
CDC - Center for Disease Control
ATSDR - Agency for toxic Disease Substances

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

MSDS ( Kentucky)

Other sites of reference

ANSI - American National Standards Institute
AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials
AWS - American Welding Society
CGA - Compressed Gas Association
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
NSC - National Safety Council
MSHA - Mine Safety and Health Administration
OSHA - Occupational Health and Safety
Vermont Safety Information Resources
NIOSH - National Institute for Safety and Health


Penn State University Pesticide Education Program
PA Pesticide Urban Initiative

Safety databases

Ag Chem Database & Software for Growing Companies

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)

USDA ARS NAA Standard Operating Procedures

USDA ARS safety information

USDA-ARS North Atlantic Area Safety, Health, and Environmental Management

Penn State University safety site

Penn State University Environmental Health and Safety

Last Modified: 2/15/2017
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