Christopher F. Pettinato, MPH, CSP
Roles and Responsibilities
As the Assistant Vice President, Chris is responsible for directing leading, promoting and supporting a comprehensive, proactive EH&S program for Columbia University at all sites including Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and Nevis Campuses, as well as affiliate site at Barnard College and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Chris provides leadership and operational oversight of institutional research safety and regulatory compliance programs in the areas of chemical and physical safety, environmental protection, laboratory waste management, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, laboratory fire safety, HAZMAT emergency response, research safety training and EH&S data management/systems. Chris establishes, supports and develops strategic relationships with University and affiliate leaders to develop, maintain and promote policies, procedures and programs for safe work practices and environmental protection, and ensure the campuses are compliant with pertinent local, state and federal health and safety codes, standards, regulations and best management practices.