EHS Organization

Kathryn Cavender, CSP
Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Departmental Organization Chart

Fire and Life Safety

The Fire and Life Safety group is responsible for the compliance of local fire code and federal building codes in the areas of fire alarms, fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers and building egress. This EH&S team coordinates fire safety inspections of academic and residential buildings on and off campus, assists with testing of all fire alarm and suppression equipment, coordinates activities with the Houston Fire Marshalls Office for special events and conducts training for faculty, staff and students in the area of fire safety and the use of portable fire extinguishers.  

Jeff Coleman, CFPS
Senior Safety Specialist
Safety Specialist

Laboratory Safety

The Laboratory Safety group is responsible for the compliance of state and federal codes in the areas of biological, chemical, laser, and radiation safety as well as waste disposal. This EH&S team coordinates laboratory safety inspections of all laboratories on campus as well as provides general laboratory, biosafety, blood borne pathogens, radiation and laser safety training. 

Noel Nguyen, CHMM
Senior Safety Specialist
Chris Mize, CSP
Radiation Safety Officer

Petko Ivanov
BioSafety Specialist

Julie King, PhD, ASP
Chemical Safety Specialist