Tom Hicks, Hazardous Materials Specialist
thicks@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-2883
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Mark Borth, Hazardous Materials Technician II
borth@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6279
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030

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Environmental Health & Safety

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

Public Safety & Security

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

Emergency Management

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 & Insurance

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

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Hazardous Materials Security

The devastating events of September 11, 2001 have raised questions concerning security and vulnerability of our campus. International terrorism, domestic terrorism, and criminal actions are all potential avenues of threats that we may face. The principles of our country and the freedom we enjoy do not readily lend themselves to high levels of security and restrictions. However, recent events do show that we need to have a greater awareness of and take greater responsibility for safety and security in the work place.

The use of hazardous materials at the University is one area where safeguards and increased security should be in place. However remote the possibility, we should do our best to prevent the unintentional removal of biological agents, radioactive materials, and hazardous chemicals. By using common sense and by following simple guidelines, we can greatly reduce the potential for problems:

    • Do not leave laboratories, or other areas where hazardous materials are present, open and unattended for long periods of time (more than a few minutes). If you leave the area, make sure the door is locked.
    • When not in use, return hazardous materials to their proper storage area. Storage areas in unattended spaces should be locked.
    • Maintain an inventory of hazardous materials and routinely check these materials.
    • Do not allow unauthorized personnel into your work space. Question people who enter your work space and who are unfamiliar to you.
    • If you notice any hazardous materials missing or believe they have been stolen, please contact the Moscow Police Department at 882-2677 and the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 885-6524.


This notice is not meant to be alarming; we are just reinforcing basic safety and security measures any laboratory should be practicing. The current national slogan is to "be alert," a good lesson to follow at all times. If you have any questions, please call Environmental Health & Safety at 885-6524 or Risk at 885-7177.