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Emergencies: dial x6-7777

For ANY emergency:

  • fire

  • medical

  • police/security

Dial the campus emergency communications center at x6-7777 from any campus phone.

OR Dial 410-516-7777 from a mobile phone.

OR use the blue-light pylons around campus.

For Facilities emergencies--when serious ongoing damage to property is occurring (flood, structural damage, steam line break)--call Security at x6-4600. For regular Facilities issues (fume hood down, burned-out light bulb), call Facilities Management at x6-8063.


Daniel R. Kuespert, Ph.D.
Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering
Homewood Laboratory Safety Advocate
G-42 Wyman Park

Dan, a chemical engineer, provides consultations (experimental design, equipment analysis, training needs), training (academic courses and specialized seminars), and information (he is the School-level point of contact for safety). Dan concentrates on nurturing a culture of safety on the Homewood campus.


Perry Cooper, MS, HEM, CCHO
JHU Department of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)
HSE Manager
G-04 Wyman Park

HSE is the University's centralized occupational health and safety department. Although it is based primarily at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in east Baltimore, Perry manages the office that services Homewood, Montgomery County, Washington, D.C., and Peabody locations. Perry is your contact for policy issues, safety and environmental health concerns, industrial hygiene advice, waste disposal, etc. HSE also provides the campus hazardous materials (HAZMAT) team, which handles chemical incidents too large for individual lab personnel.


Mina Razavi
JHU Department of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)
Radiation Safety Officer, Homewood campus
Macaulay Hall (basement)

Mina is Radiation Safety Officer for the Homewood campus, and your contact for all things radioactive. She manages radiation licensing, materials ordering, personnel monitoring, regulatory compliance, and waste disposal. Always direct questions about JHU radiation safety training policies and procedures to Mina.


Carolyn Schopman, RN
Occupational Health Nurse Manager
JHU Occupational Health Services
W-601 Wyman Park

Carol oversees Homewood's Occupational Health Services, which provides preventive medicine (e.g. vaccinations), medical surveillance (including respirator clearance), first aid and treatment for occupational injuries and illnesses, worker¹s compensation services, and health training (e.g. CPR).