Month: June 2023

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, and Environmental Health and Safety will be bringing you information about Safety Topics all month long.

Week 1:  Emergency Preparedness

If an emergency happened, what are your office’s evacuation procedures, communications protocol, and safety protocol? Do you know where your office’s First Aid kit is? Ask your supervisor today or reach out to OEM for additional information.

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EHS Welcomes New Staff

Ashley Blain joined EHS as the Training Development and Outreach Coordinator on April 7th.

Ashley brings with her 20+ years’ experience working in training, development, and recruitment and most recently as the Training and Development Manager at a nonprofit health and human services organization. Ashley holds a B.A. in Public and Professional Communications and an M.S. in Organizational Management. She has experience in marketing, social media, and advanced training in eLearning development. We look forward to her valuable contributions to the department as we continue to support the safety of the University community through an effective EHS training and outreach program.


Sam Alyeldin joined us on Friday, April 21st as our new Injury and Illness Prevention Program Specialist. This is a new but long-awaited position to establish an Injury and Illness Prevention Program for UConn that will help us focus and prioritize our efforts to minimize worker injury.

Sam has over 8 years’ experience in injury prevention and health and safety management for clients in several fast-paced high-risk facilities.  He has experience in safety metrics collection and evaluation, accident investigation, ergonomic assessment, and training program development.  He holds a B.S. in Athletic Training, a B.A. in Sociology, and an M.S. in Exercise Science.  We are very happy to have him on board and look forward to his valuable contributions to the EHS team and the work of University Safety.