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Safety Training Seminar

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Tuesday August 27, 2019
2:15 – 3:15 ~ SERF 307
Please join us for refreshments at 2:10

"Safety Training"


Mr. James Cantu-Safety Training Specialist
Department of Environmental Health and Safety

Dr. Gerald Egeland-Safety Officer & Academic Support Coordinator
Department of Materials Science & Engineering

University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN

Attendance is Required by All MSE: Faculty, Undergraduate & Graduate Students, Facilities Group Staff, & Electronic & Machine Shop Staff

Topics to be Covered:
Lock Out/Tag Out
Personal Protective Equipment
Hazard Communications
Chemical & Lab Practices
Lab Access Procedures


Mr. James Cantu
James has been a member of Environmental Health & Safety at UTK for nearly seven years. He has served the University in both Laboratory Safety and Health and Safety Training. With a BS in Biochemistry, a graduate certificate in Fire Protection Engineering, and a MS in Educational Psychology, his interests and experiences are broad. His goal is to gradually improve our ideas about a culture of safe work through considerate relationships, thoughtful dialogue, and productive problem solving.

Dr. Gerald Egeland
Dr. Gerald Egeland earned his B.S., M.S. and PhD. in Materials Science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He performed his graduate work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Postdocs at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, Idaho National Lab, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. His studies ranged from radiation damage of materials, engineering processing, to characterization of nuclear fuels. 

From universities to national labs both here and abroad, he has gained experience and appreciation for both hyper-strict as well as low-levels of safety culture. Now as the new Department Safety Officer, he brings experience  working as a researcher, a student, and as a safety conscience worker.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:10pm to 3:15pm

Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF), 307
1414 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations




Current Students, Faculty & Staff


MSE Seminar


Materials Science and Engineering



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