Laboratory Safety Committee


The Laboratory Safety Committee’s work focuses on promoting a culture of safety within the Middlebury Sciences.  Members serve as liaisons to their respective departments, and work with the Chemical Hygiene Officer to regularly review, update, improve and implement Middlebury’s Chemical Hygiene Plan. The Committee will meet periodically to develop, review and reassess laboratory environmental health and safety policies and procedures relating to both chemical and physical hazards, review safety incidents or near misses related to general laboratory and chemical safety, support the development of laboratory safety training requirements and programs, and prepare written recommendations on behalf of the committee to College administration as necessary.


Michael Dash, faculty co-chair, 2016-2017

Beth Eliason, staff co-chair, 2016-2017


Will Amidon

Assistant Professor of Geology

 work(802) 443-5988
 Monday & Friday 12-1:30; or by appointment
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 413

Vickie Backus

Associate Laboratory Professor in Biology

 work(802) 443-5647
 fax802 443 2072
 Mon 10:30-11:30, Tues 10:30-11:30, Wed 11:30-12:30, Thurs 10:00-10:45 or just drop in.
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 432

Sunhee Choi

John G. McCullough Professor of Chemistry

 work(802) 443-5716
 Fall 2017: Tues. 1:30 - 4:30 PM, Wed. 3:00-5:00PM, and by appointment
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 544

Michael Dash

Assistant Professor of Psychology

 work(802) 443-5823
 Spring 2018: Mondays 10:00-11:00 AM;Tuesdays 10:45 AM-12:15 PM AND 4:15-5:15 PM OR by appointment
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 281

Michael Durst

Assistant Professor of Physics

 work(802) 443-5210
 Spring 2018: MWF 11 AM to 12 PM, TR 4:15 to 5:30 PM, and by appointment
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 515

Tim Wickland

Director of Sciences Support Services and Bicentennial Hall

 work(802) 443-5421
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 333