Christopher F. Pettinato

Roles and Responsibilities

The Executive Director leads, promotes and supports a comprehensive, proactive environmental health & safety program for Columbia University and affiliates. Chris is responsible for providing professional leadership, operational oversight, and administrative direction for the Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Research and Occupational Safety Programs. He develops, maintains and promotes policies, procedures and programs for the safe work practices and environmental stewardship. The Executive Director ensures compliance with pertinent local, state and federal health and safety codes, standards, regulations and best management practices. He supports a positive, proactive environmental health and safety program in a complex, fast paced organization.