Department Safety Officers

Some of the important functions that DSO's fill are:

  • Serving as a liaison and facilitating communication between their employing department and the EHSO
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of their work areas, actively engaging in safety improvement, and visibly advocating for safety
  • Consulting on safety training by making sure PIs and staff are aware of all required safety training and resources
  • Scheduling and participating in inspections of laboratories in conjunction with EHSO personnel and assisting in facilitating follow-up on improvement recommendations
  • Participating on or facilitating departmental or campus-wide safety committees

Please see the below table for the Department Safety Officer information for your area.

Department / School

Animal Care

Ian Aldrich

[email protected]

Ash River

Trina Schaak

 [email protected]


Frank Maragi

Nick Lamon

Alicia Heil

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]


Greg Mielke

[email protected]

Chemical Engineering

Lyndon Ramrattan

lr[email protected]

Civil Engineering

Oscar Toftegaard

[email protected]

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Jinny Alexander

[email protected]

Electrical Engineering

Xiaogang Chen

[email protected]

Health Services

Michael Lintsten

[email protected]

Large Lakes Observatory

Sandra Brovold

[email protected]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Darrell Anderson

[email protected]

NRRI (Duluth and Coleraine)

Jean Cranston

 [email protected]


Jon Rumbley

[email protected]


Matthew Nixon

[email protected]

Research Instrumentation Laboratory (RIL)

Kali Johnson

[email protected]

School of Medicine

Annette Rod

[email protected]