Environmental Health & Safety

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The mission of Environmental Health and Safety is to promote a safe and healthful environment for the University through the development and implementation of health, safety and regulatory compliance programs and procedures, which include hazardous waste management, NRC License administration, inspections, training sessions and emergency response action.

Our Role at Lehigh

The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) office is the official contact point for outside regulatory agencies and emergency response actions for spills, fires and unplanned releases of hazardous materials.  EH&S stays current on regulations and standards which apply to the University and provides advice and counsel on best practices.  EH&S is not the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nor any other national, state, or local regulatory agency which enforces standards and regulations.


Barbra Plohocki
Elaine Kuchera
Assistant Director
Randy Shebby
Assistant Director

Support Staff

Janine Papach
Our Home
211 Warren Square
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Barbra Plohocki, Director
  • Building Evacuations
  • Building Monitor Program
  • Emergency Response Planning for Laboratories
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Indoor Air Quality 
  • Lab Safety/Chemical Hygiene
  • Radiation Safety
  • Radon Program
  • Right to Know
  • Train-the-Trainer
Elaine Kuchera, Assistant Director
  • Asbestos and Lead Abatement Liaison to Facilities Services
  • Chemical Emergency Response
  • Chemical Information/Safety Data Sheets
  • Chemical Spills and emergency Planning
  • Hazardous Materials Shipping
  • Hazardous, Radioactive, Infectious Waste Disposal Information
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protecction
  • Right-To-Know
  • Wastewater Liaison to Facilities Services
Randy Shebby, Assistant Director
  • Biosafety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Contractor Safety
  • Electrical Safety/Lockout-Tagout
  • Emergency Response Planning for Laboratories
  • Fall Protection
  • Forklift Training
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Lab Safety
  • Laser Safety
  • Nanotechnology
  • Overhead Crane Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment (Specialized Areas)
  • Right-to-Know
Janine Papach, Coordinator
  • Ergonomics
  • General Program Information
  • New Employee Orientation Program
  • Office Administration