Environmental Health & Safety


The mission of Environmental Health & Safety is to promote safety and protection of human and physical assets of Central Michigan University.


Environmental Health & Safety strives to ensure the campus of Central Michigan University is a safe place to work, learn, and visit. The success of the department in fulfilling its responsibilities requires close coordination with, and cooperation from the University community.


Environmental Health & Safety implements and provides leadership in planning and organizing programs to ensure a safe campus environment, including:

  • Identifying and analyzing health, environmental, and safety exposures.
  • Monitoring workplace compliance with environmental, health, and safety related state and federal regulations.
  • Developing and managing campus emergency preparedness, fire, and severe weather safety.
  • Training in occupational health, safety, and environmental areas, as required by state and federal regulations.
  • Investigating accidental injuries and property damage losses.



Dany Sineway, Manager, Environmental Health & Safety/Emergency Management

Email: sinew1dr@cmich.edu
Phone: (989) 774-3313

Nick Donaldson, Environmental Coordinator
Email: donal1nj@cmich.edu
Phone: (989) 774-3806
Dan Koefoed, Coordinator
Email: koefo1ds@cmich.edu
Phone: (989) 774-2770

Jaclyn Godley, Administrative Secretary

Email: godle1jc@cmich.edu
Phone: (989) 774-7398

OSHA's Top 10 Violations

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has published a list of the top 10 safety and compliance violations. Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety would encourage employees to review the document below. Everyone is a risk manager and by being aware we can promote safety for the CMU community. If your department would like training or more information on these topics you can contact our office at 989-774-7398. 

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Central Michigan University Tornado Safety Procedures


A Tornado WATCH means the conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop, whereas, a Tornado WARNING means a tornado has been spotted.

Tornado Danger Signs:
  • Severe thunderstorms
  • Hail
  • Roaring noise
  • Funnel clouds
Listen For:
  • Announcement regarding the situation on local radio station and listen for sirens issued from the radio towers and other campus locations.
  • NOTE: Sirens cannot be heard inside of buildings.
Seeking Proper Shelter:
  • View your building's tornado shelters at the Environmental Health & Safety web site on Centrallink.
  • Seek shelter in basements, lower level floors or steel-framed or reinforced concrete buildings.
  • If underground shelter is unavailable, seek shelter underneath heavy furniture (workbench, table, desk, etc.) away from exterior walls.
  • If you are unable to escape, locate the nearest depression and lie flat in it (ditch or ravine).  Cover your head and neck with your arms.
What You Should Avoid:
  • Wide expanse ceilings
  • Areas containing windows, display cases or other glass
  • Large, open areas
  • Areas with large amounts of debris
Supplies to Carry During a Tornado:
  • Flashlight
  • Radio
  • Cell Phone


CMU is a StormReady Campus:

  • StormReady helps develop communications and safety skills needed to save lives and property.

For additional information regarding Tornado Safety please click HERE.

Winter Weather Emergency Kit

One way to make winter work for you is by being prepared. Here is a recommended list of 10 items you need in your survival kit. Whether you opt for a pre-made kit or create your own, here are a few ideas to get you started for what you should have on hand in all seasons to be ready for whatever nature throws your way.

An emergency kit with the following items is recommended in vehicles:

  • Cell phone and charger cord/radio
  • Windshield ice scraper and brush
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Shovel
  • Tow strap
  • Traction aides (sand/ice melt/kitty litter/rock salt)
  • Emergency flares
  • Jumper cables
  • Snacks
  • Road map(s)
  • Blankets and a change of clothes
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Environmental Health & Safety

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Fire Safety and Evacuation Training

This website is for your reference and guidance - If you require more information please contact the Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety Department directly at (989) 774-7398 or ENVIRONMENTAL@cmich.edu.