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Health and Safety

The Safety Committee oversees Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) for the  School of Marine Science and Policy, and assists the Departments of Geological Sciences and Geography. It works closely with the University of Delaware's Office of Environmental Health and Safety.


Chairperson: Dr. George W. Luther, III (302-645-4208)

Vice Chairperson: Joe Scudlark (302-645-4300)

Members: Bruce Campbell, Adam Marsh, Matt Oliver, Chris Petrone, Donna Simpson, Jon Swallow, Ed Whereat, Andrew Wozniak and Timothy Bateman (student representative)


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CEOE Safety Orientations and Notes

Chemical Waste

Emergency Guidelines

Field Safety Tips

H1N1 Virus

Hurricane Preparedness

Safety Stations


1.) First Aid Kits - in hallways and in each laboratory

Report use of hallway first aid kits to Officer Glenn Williams at Campus security (ext 4333) so that items used can be restocked.

Laboratory first aid kids are restocked by the lab supervisor for each research group.

2.) Fire extinguishers - report use to Bruce Campbell (ext 4322)

3.) Showers - usually one is available in each laboratory room

4.) Eye washes - usually one is available in each laboratory room

5.) Chemical clean up kits (in Lewes hallway). Report use to George Luther (ext. 4208)

Hydrofluoric acid (HF) spill kits are in those labs using HF. Report use to DEHS.

6.) Red emergency phones - pick up and your call goes to the Lewes Public Safety Office for 3 rings. If there is no answer, the call bounces to the Newark Public Safety Office.


Safety Videos


The Lewes chairperson has a safety film library that contains videotapes and DVDs of the topics listed below. These can be obtained from George Luther.

1.) In the blink of an eye - Recommended for eye safety for all staff.

2.) Emergency Response

Scientific Diving

CEOE Scientific Diving manual (PDF)

Shipboard Safety

UD EHS Forms and Resources

Discover Our World!

Jessica Warren teaches about shrunken objects, ocean rocks

Ocean Rocks!

UD’s Jessica Warren brings ocean rocks, shrunken objects to UD’s Coast Day
Natalie Zimmerman in front of NASA space shuttle

After My Summer at NASA, What Now?

UD student reflects on opportunity with NASA, wonders about next step, offers advice
Anna Puleo tours the Robotics Discovery Lab in Lewes

Hummingbird Drones

2017 Coast Day Fifth Grade Essay Contest winner spends day at Robotics Discovery Lab
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests
horseshoe crab

Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait

We are working to identify chemoattractants in horseshoe crabs and produce an artificial bait, reducing the reliance on horseshoe crabs in the eel and conch fisheries.

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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