EHS Awards/Recognitions

 University Hosts Safety Awards

On Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, LSU Environmental Health and Safety, or EHS, held its first award ceremony recognizing departments who have reduced their annual workers compensation claims by a minimum of 15 percent. Vice President for Finance & Administration and CFO Dan Layzell and EHS Director Michael Durham were on hand to present the awards. LSU Athletics, LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, E.J. Ourso College of Business, LSU College of Engineering, Manship School of Mass Communication and LSU Parking and Transportation Services were recognized for their achievements.






We occasionally have visitors to our offices that are special. The photo above is of Lisa Pepitone and her frisky twins, Gracie (being held by Lisa) and Annabelle, along with their lovely sitter, Hope. They were on campus for the Vet School’s Pets and Vets kids’ education event. Lisa manages the LSU hazardous waste facility on Gourrier and handles our hazardous waste collection activities.

Thanks to Lisa for bringing these wonderful members of our EHS family by to see us, and a very special thanks to her for her work in keeping our campus safe through her management of our hazardous wastes!


Mahesh Myadam Graduates with Honors

Mahesh Myadam has worked in the Environmental Health and Safety Department for the last couple of years as a graduate assistant. His excellent knowledge of webpage design and upkeep has kept our website active and worthwhile for a resource for the campus community. He has also kept the Risk Management website up to date and we appreciate his prompt response when we ask him to make changes.

Mahesh graduated with a Masters Degree in  Computer Science at the recent LSU graduation ceremonies on May 18,2012 Friday night in the PMAC. These pictures were taken before and after the graduation ceremonies were complete, and pictures Mahesh, along with Mike Durham, Director, EHS, and Mike’s daughter Michelle.

Mahesh graduated with a 3.75 overall grade point average. So congratulations, Mahesh.

Mahesh With Diploma

Mahesh with Mike Durham, Dir. EHS, and Michelle, Mike’s daughter


And THANKS from EHS and RM staff!!


Dr. Prasanta Subudhi and Dr. Niranjan Baisakh, from the LSU Ag Center, were the first two Principal
Investigators to be awarded the LSU Environmental, Health and Safety Laboratory Safety
Congratulations to Dr. Subudhi, Dr. Baisakh and to Dr. Don LaBonte, Director of the School of Plant,
Environmental and Soil Sciences.Dr. Subudhi and Dr. Baisakh, supported by their groups, worked closely with
EHS to meet all the requirements of the Safety Accreditation Audit.
Dr. John Russin, Vice Chancellor of the LSU Ag Center and Mr. Mike Durham, Director, E.H.S., made the
presentation to the PI’s and their groups

Front row (left to right): Dr. Prasanta Subudhi, Dr. John Russin, Teresa DeLeon, Ramesh Dhakal, Chad Judy Back Row: Mike Durham, Dr. Don LaBonte, Bob Ardoin, Hanama Reddy, Dr. Karan Ratna

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