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The Wake Tech Department of Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) is dedicated to the reduction of risks in the college community and the promotion of safety and environmental stewardship as a value in our culture.

Our mission is to assist the Wake Tech community in maintaining a safe and secure environment and to enhance the quality of life through education, evaluation, and service.

EHS conducts annual fire and severe weather drills in all buildings, at all campus locations. In conjunction with the Campus Police Department, EHA offers “How to Prepare for Emergencies on Campus” training for faculty and staff year round. It includes fire, weather, and threat emergencies.

Emergency Procedures on Campus

Environmental Protection

  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Infectious Waste Management
  • Universal Waste Management
  • Spill Remediation

Occupational Health

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Ergonomic Evaluations
  • Accident Investigation
  • Illuminance Studies

Occupational Safety

  • Laboratory Safety
  • Hazard Communications
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Confined Spaces

Doug Plautz
Douglas Plautz
Director, Environmental, Health & Safety
MHB 214, Main Campus
919-866-5548
daplautz@waketech.edu

Tom Brennan
Thomas Brennan
Assistant Director, Environmental, Health & Safety
MHB 214, Main Campus
919-866-5544
tkbrennan@waketech.edu 
Frieda Sanders
Frieda Sanders
Chemical Hygiene &
Biosafety Officer
MHB 214, Main Campus
919-866-5860
fesanders@waketech.edu
Troy Woodruff
Troy Woodruff
Safety Technician I
MHB 214, Main Campus
919-866-5337
tlwoodruff@waketech.edu

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