Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

Methodist University is firmly committed and dedicated to ensuring safety and environmental health, for all of our students, staff, visitors, the environment and the general public. In accordance with this policy Methodist University has instituted an Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Methodist University believes in compliance at all levels. In accordance with EPA policies, OSHA policies and federal laws, ultimate responsibility for being in compliance with all environmental laws and regulations, and all OSHA laws and regulations lies with the top administrator of a corporation, President Ben Hancock.

The Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Matthew Dempster, has the overall responsibility of day to day EPA and OSHA compliance for Methodist University, Inc. and its properties. These duties include, but are not limited to, writing site specific EPA and OSHA plans, maintaining records, designing and implementing appropriate training, EPA and OSHA compliance inspections and overseeing day-to-day compliance.

The Methodist University Environmental Safety and Health Office is committed to maintaining the standard of excellence for which Methodist University has become known. Through our programs, the division will encourage students, staff, and visitors to promote environmental wisdom in their day to day lives.

Contact Us

Matthew Dempster
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Chemical Hygiene Officer
mdempster@methodist.edu - (910) 630-7558

Dr. Deborah Branson
Director, Southeastern Center for Environmental Excellence
dbranson@methodist.edu - (910) 630-7136

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