About Our Staff


John W. Herrington


John Herrington profile

John is the Safety Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Health and Safety Officer for the College of NMS. The Safety Office is in 0013 Evans Lab, 480 Celeste, and 163 CBEC.

John was one of 12 recipients of the 2000 University Distinguished Staff Award . John is currently the co-chair of the Dept. Safety Committee and is serving as the instructor of the Safety Seminar. In addition to putting out fires and working on updating this webpage, John also conducts safety training for EHS, Physics, Engineering, and other groups as requested.  John has a degree in chemical engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and has been in environmental health and safety for over 30 years. John has been with the Chemistry Department since 1991.

He is also an advisor of a student group, the Joint Safety Team.

Donald E. Tong, III

Profile of Donald E. Tong, III

Don is the Hazardous Waste Specialist and has been with the Department since the spring of 1995. His office is in 480 Celeste Lab.

Don has a degree in Natural Resources from the Ohio State University and has over 25 years of health and safety experience.