Megan Grennille, Industrial Hygienist
mgrennille@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-5977
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030

PSS Units

EHS

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

PSS

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

Emergency Mgmt

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7179
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Risk Management

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Security Services

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Beakers and flasks

Chemical Exposure Assessment

What we do

Chemical exposure can occur anywhere on campus, not just in laboratories, through a variety of routes of entry including ingestion, absorption, and inhalation. The EHS industrial hygienist can evaluate the health hazards that exist in the lab or workplace through an exposure assessment that considers how chemicals are used, the frequency and quantities used, and the engineering controls that are in place.  If necessary, the industrial hygienist will use instruments and detection devices depending on the contaminant and will then determine the associated risks.  

What you can do

Following standard operating procedures, safely using engineering controls (fume hoods), and/or using personal protective equipment (respirators, gloves, safety glasses) can substantially reduce your risk. If you are concerned about your contact with potentially harmful chemicals while doing a specific task at work, contact EHS for an assessment. If chemical concentrations above OSHA permissible exposure levels are detected, EHS will work with the department to enact engineering controls or assign the use of personal protective equipment.