Environmental Safety

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/Age No Restriction Training Required Lifting Aids Required Not Recommended
Male <50 0-40 lbs. 41-60 lbs. 61- 130 lbs. >130 lbs.
Male =>50 0-30 lbs. 31-50 lbs. 51-105 lbs. >105 lbs.
Female* <50 0-25 lbs. 26-40 lbs. 41-80 lbs. >80 lbs.
Female* =>50 0-20 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.

Contact Us

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

Chemical Spills

  • JHMI: 5-4444
  • Homewood: 6-7777
  • Asthma Center: 5-4444

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 Hospital Use Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up Time Location
Homewood Thursdays * or Use Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up 10:30 - 11:30
1:00 - 2:00
Macaulay Hall Basement
School of Medicine
Biophy/Phys/PCTB/WBSB/Hunt Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 WBSB 10th floor
Traylor/Ross/BRB/KKI Wednesdays 2:30 - 3:30 Traylor Ground Room G065B
Asthma & Allergy Center Use Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up    
Cancer Research Building II Use Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up 9:00 - 10:00 G26
Bloomberg School of Hygiene Use Waste Disposal form to schedule pick-up    

Questions: Call 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: 5-8300
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: [email protected]

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

Our Staff

East Baltimore Campus

Anita M. Stone, MS, ASP, CSPHA - Executive Director, Occupational & Environmental Safety
James A. Bukowski, MS, CIH - Director, Occupational & Environmental Safety
Ethan Martin, MS, CIH - Associate Director, Occupational & Environmental Safety
Clifton W. Carter - Industrial Hygienist
Mark Sobota, CSP - Industrial Hygienist
Jon Thomas, Jr., CHMM - Dangerous Goods Supervisor
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
Simone Houng, M.Eng - Chemical Safety Specialist
Jasen Richardson - Occupational Safety Officer
Michael Chester, BS, CIH - Industrial Hygienist