Michael St. Clair

Michael St. Clair is the Senior Director for Environmental Health and Safety at The Ohio State University.  The Environmental Health and Safety Office provides oversight and services for the university in areas of biosafety, biosecurity, chemical security, environmental compliance, CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) response, radiation safety, radioactive materials security, research safety, and occupational health safety.  He has over 29 years of experience in the environmental health and safety compliance field and is a Certified Safety Professional.  Michael participates in a Joint Hazard Assessment Team with various local, state, and federal agencies providing security and response capabilities for large public events.  He also serves as the Responsible Official for the university as mandated by the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness Response Act of 2002, is responsible for University activities for compliance with the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, as well as managing oversight of an enhanced radioactive materials security program as required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and State of Ohio.

Prior to working in his current position, Michael has held positions in chemical safety, hazardous waste management, air permitting compliance, environmental management, and research safety management. 

Michael currently serves as principal member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Industrial and Medical Gases Technical Committee where he has served as chair for the last 10 years and received a distinguished service award from NFPA for his service.  In addition, he is also a principal member of the NFPA Laboratory Standards Technical Committee.  He has contributed safety related chapters to books in the compressed gases and laboratory management arenas.