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APSU has new safety inspector

August 23, 2003

Phil W. Petrie Jr., Clarksville, who began work at APSU during the summer, received a bachelors degree in biology from Tennessee State University in 1994. Since then, he has earned several credentials in his field, including certification from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
August 23, 2003

Phil W. Petrie Jr., Clarksville, who began work at APSU during the summer, received a bachelor's degree in biology from Tennessee State University in 1994. Since then, he has earned several credentials in his field, including certification from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

Previously, he was laboratory supervisor for Safety-Kleen, Greenbrier, where he conducted chemical analyses, created laboratory quality-control methods and developed and administered tests to determine the level of reliability of equipment and staff. He also was responsible for shipping hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

From 1995-98, he worked as a field chemist for Laidlaw Environmental Service, Greenbrier, where he was project manager for the Tennessee Household Hazardous Waste Collection program.

Among Petrie's duties are ensuring a safe and healthy work environment at APSU; assisting with APSU's compliance with environmental laws and regulations pertaining to air pollution, hazardous waste, water quality and solid waste; and assisting the director of the physical plant in inspecting and coordinating the University emergency equipment and in resolving any violation of policy or safe work environments.