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March 24, 2014
By Tina Little

The Chemical Management Office within EHS was recently recognized by the Employee Appreciation Board. The unit cleans up chemicals and chemical waste in the 700+ labs on campus and disposes of toxins properly. The work is challenging, as the unit must adhere to many regulations enforced by Homeland Security and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Standing, left to right: Chris Giglio, Elden Pemberton, August Martin, Tanner Bonham, Andy Borchert, Nic Vasquez, Brennan Lutkewitte. Seated: Karl Swenson.Chosen for recognition

In early March, the CSU Employee Appreciation Board had the pleasure of recognizing the staff in the Chemical Management Office from Environmental Health Services (EHS).

The group was treated to breakfast and door prizes. 

The Chemical Management Office is very important to Colorado State University’s research operations. Offices and labs on the Fort Collins campus and across the state come under its purview.

Safety, compliance

Among other duties, the EHS Chemical Management unit is responsible for cleaning up waste in the 700+ labs on campus and disposing of toxins properly.

They adhere to many regulations enforced by Homeland Security and the Environmental Protection Agency and have created a pilot program with Central Receiving to monitor packages coming into the University.

They've also created a database that tracks every chemical used throughout the University, which alerts them to substances that are not accounted for.

Unit is small but vital to safe operations

The Chemical Management Unit is a very small but important work group and CSU is lucky to have these dedicated employees. 

"It was a pleasure getting to know these gentlemen and learning about what they do!" said Tina Little (Colorado State Forest Service), who helped host the recognition event with fellow CSUEAB member Pam Johannsen (College of Business).

Nominate a deserving group to be recognized

The Colorado State University Employee Appreciation Board is made of employees who volunteer their time to recognize the hard work and professionalism of individual work units at Colorado State.

If you'd like to nominate a deserving group or unit on campus, please download and submit your nomination from the CSUEAB website.

Contact: CSU Employee Appreciation Board