The Occupational Health and Safety section welcomed new staff in 2022. On June 3rd James Blum joined the team as an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist 2. His areas of responsibility include: Asbestos and Regulated Building Materials, Indoor Air Quality/Mold, Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety/Awareness Training. Todd Gianetti started on December 2nd as an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist 1. Todd’s areas of responsibility include: Workplace Safety Inspections, Safety/Awareness Training and Industrial Hygiene Surveys and Assessments.
We are very happy to have them on board and look forward to their valuable contributions to the EHS team and the work of the department.
July 2022 saw the retirement of three longtime EHS staff members. Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Dennis Demers, Program Support Specialist Diane Bolduc and EHS Director Terri Dominguez. Dennis joined the department in 2002 conducting safety inspections and annual respirator fit testing. Diane has been with the department since 2004 supporting our training and outreach programs and conducting ergonomic assessments. Terri began her career at UConn in 1992 when she was hired as the Occupational Health and Safety Manager. She held this position until 2010 when she was appointed as the Manager of Occupational Health and Safety and EHS Administrative Services. In 2015 Terri was appointed as the Interim Director of Environmental Health and Safety, becoming permanent in 2016. We thank them for their steadfast dedication and camaraderie over the years and wish them all the best in their retirement.
Thankfully, they were all amenable to staying on beyond their official retirement date to help us with the transition.