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Environmental Safety

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About Us

Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) has the goal of providing guidance and direction in all phases of the safety program including occupational safety and health, environmental control, chemical safety. Our goal is to promote the industrial hygiene and safety standards and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Our Services

  • Identify and control chemical hazards.
  • Monitor and administers hazardous chemical waste disposal program.
  • Conduct environmental sampling/monitoring.
  • Respond to chemical spills and accidents.
  • Investigate complaints related to workplace exposures.
  • Conduct training in the use, control and disposal of hazardous chemicals
  • Ensure EPA compliance.
  • Provide lifting guideline

Lifting Guidelines (Weight) For A Single Individual

Sex/AgeNo RestrictionTraining RequiredLifting Aids RequiredNot Recommended
Male <500-40 lbs.41-60 lbs.61- 130 lbs.>130 lbs.
Male =>500-30 lbs.31-50 lbs.51-105 lbs.>105 lbs.
Female* <500-25 lbs.26-40 lbs.41-80 lbs.>80 lbs.
Female* =>500-20 lbs.21-30 lbs.31-60 lbs.>60 lbs.
* females who are pregnant should not lift more than 25 lbs.


Applications Manual for the Revised Lifting Equation, US Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 94-110, NTIS, Springfield, VA 1994.

Grandjean, Etinne Fitting the Task to the Man, A Textbook of Occupational Ergonomics, 4th edition, Taylor & Francis Inc., Philadelphia, Pa 1988.

The Ergonomics Group, Health and Environmental Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Company, Ergonomic Design for People at Work, Volume 2, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY, 1986.

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Contact Us

For the Following Chemical or Environmental Safety Contact Information, see below:

Chemical Spills

JHMIHomewoodAsthma Center
Provide Operator with:
Your Name
Your Location
Your Phone Number
What spilled


Hazardous Material Disposal Schedule

**Update: New Chemical Receiving Room - Effective February 1, 2020, Chemical Receiving on the 10th floor of WBSB will move to PCTB - G6. Chemical waste will not be accepted on the 10th floor of WBSB. Chemical receiving will still be on every Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. The new location applies to the following: Biophysics, Physiology, PCTB, Hunterian and WBSB.**

Johns Hopkins HospitalUse Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up  
HomewoodThursdays * or Use Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up10:30 - 11:30
1:00 - 2:00
Macaulay Hall Basement
School of Medicine
Biophy/Phys/PCTB/WBSB/HuntWednesdays1:00 - 2:00WBSB 10th floor
Traylor/Ross/BRB/KKIWednesdays2:30 - 3:30Traylor Ground Room G065B
Asthma & Allergy CenterUse Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up  
Cancer Research Building IIUse Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up9:00 - 10:00G26
Bloomberg School of HygieneUse Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up  
QuestionsCall 410.955.5918

Click here to fill out Chemical Waste form. Click here to view a short tutorial on how to use the online Chemical Waste form.
* Please note these schedule changes for December: 12/24 - closed, 12/31 - 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Indoor Air Quality

Gas Odors - Contact facilities
JHH Facilities:
SOM Facilities East Baltimore: 5-3323
BSPH Facilities: 5-3451
Homewood Facilities: 410-516-8063

If Feeling ill
JHMI (Occupational Injury Clinic): 5-6433
Homewood (Occupational Health Services): 443-997-1700

Noxious Odors
JHMI (Occupational Injury Clinic): 5-6433
Homewood (Occupational Health Services): 443-997-1700

Otherwise call HSE
JHMI 5-5918
Homewood 6-8798
Asthma Center 5-5918

Other Odors:
Send email detailing information to:


For the following services, contact at the number below:
  • Hazardous Material Registration
  • Exposure Monitoring
  • Chemical Hygiene/Laboratory Safety/Chemical Exposures
  • Shipping of Hazardous Materials
  • Ergonomics
  • Asbestos


Health, Safety & Environment is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

East Baltimore Campus
Location: 2024 E. Monument Street,
Suite B-200
Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: 410-955-5918
Fax: 410-955-5929

Homewood Campus
Location: 3100 Wyman Park Drive,
Suite G04
Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone: 410-516-8798
Fax: 410-516-4314

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Our Staff

East Baltimore Campus

James A. Bukowski, MS, CIH - Director, Occupational & Environmental Safety
Anita M. Stone, MS, CSPHA - Associate Director, Occupational & Environmental Safety
Clifton W. Carter - Industrial Hygienist
Mark Sobota, CSP - Industrial Hygienist
Jon Thomas, Jr., CHMM - Dangerous Goods Supervisor
Alfreda Dean - Hazardous Materials Technician

Ronald Robinson - Hazardous Materials Technician
Moses Chappell - Hazardous Materials Technician
Robert Williams - Hazardous Materials Technician

Homewood Campus

Perry Cooper, MS, CCHO - Associate Director, Occupational & Environmental Safety
Ethan Martin - Industrial Hygienist

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