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.


TBD, faculty co-chair, 2022-2023

Caitlin Carr, staff co-chair, 2022-2023


Bob Cluss

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

 work(802) 443-5025
 Spring 2022: Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm, Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm and by appointment.
 McCardell Bicen Hall 450

Amanda Crocker

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

 work(802) 443-3638
 Office hours: Thursday 1-2pm, Wednesday 11-12, Friday 1:30-2:30
 McCardell Bicen Hall 353

Kim Cronise

Associate Professor of Psychology

 work(802) 443-5252
 Spring 2021: Mon/Wed 3:30pm - 5:00pm.Please email for zoom invite.
 McCardell Bicen Hall 278

Angus Findlay

Laboratory Instructor in Physics

 work(802) 443-5505
 Please email to set up an appointment.
 McCardell Bicen Hall 512

Dave West

Professor of Earth and Climate Science

 work(802) 443-3476
 Monday & Wednesday, 9:30 - 11 a.m. either in person or Zoom during office hours, or other times by appointment
 McCardell Bicen Hall 428

Tim Wickland

Director of Sciences Support Services and Bicentennial Hall

 work(802) 443-5421
 McCardell Bicen Hall 333