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Division of Human Resources


Safety Orientation

The University of South Carolina is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment in an ongoing effort to protect each employee from potentially hazardous or unsafe conditions. We want to ensure that employees do not suffer any adverse health effects or injuries related to their work environment. Safety training is an essential tool for promoting a safe work environment for all employees.

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department offers a wide variety of classes to meet employee training needs. All employees should check with their supervisors/managers to obtain their required safety related training. Your supervisor/manager will then contact the EHS department for assistance in scheduling the necessary training. An employee can also contact EHS to inquire about safety training or safety on the job.

For more information or to speak to someone regarding training, the following EHS contacts can be reached at 803-777-5269.

Employee and Contractor Safety
Buddy Harley

USC Fire Marshal/ Fire Safety
Todd Griffin

Hazardous Waste
Jeff Brannon 

Chemical Hygiene/Lab Safety
Jocelyn Locke

Biological Safety
Mark Robbins

Radiation Safety
Lynn Dobbs

General Inquiries
Michelle Parham