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Thompson, Michael

Assistant Director, Research Safety Programs    

Michael Thompson is Georgia State University’s Assistant Director of Research Safety Programs. Michael implements and manages the Environmental Management System (EMS) campus-wide. He develops and maintains compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Michael is also responsible for interpreting, analyzing, and educating the campus on environmental issues. Michael supervises the UST/AST Program, and he assists in NPDES policies and procedures. He manages Clean Air Acts 2 (Clean Fuel Fleet), 5 (Stationary Sources), and 6 (Refrigerant). He is the leader of the Hazmat Team, and responds in the event of hazardous materials’ emergencies. Michael manages contracts for hazardous waste-related projects, and he maintains and updates regulatory required permits. He supervises the chemical and chemical waste program (RCRA), as well as the universal waste program. He also assists on Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments. Michael is the Occupational Health Officer for the campus, and manages the Medical Monitoring Program. Michael is a Certified Asbestos Inspector and Management Planner, Asbestos Supervisor, Asbestos Designer, Lead Inspector, Lead Risk Assessor, HAZWOPER-trained, and DOT Hazmat trained. He is a member of several committees, including Environmental Programs Advisory Committee (EPAC), Lab Safety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and The Board of Regents ESAC Committee. Michael is a LEED Green Associate, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health Science from The University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Walden University. Michael will be receiving his MBA from Kennesaw State in Fall, 2013.

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