Occupational Health & Safety

Vickie Coffey, Director for Public Health
Direct: 940-369-8146
General office number: 940-565-2109
Fax number: 940-565-4919
Mailing address: 1155 Union Circle #310950; Denton, TX 76203


The Public Health Program in Risk Management Services at UNT is responsible for maintaining and implementing programs that protect and enhance the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors at UNT. This section specializes in indoor air quality, respiratory protection, noise protection, mold, asbestos, ergonomics, occupational safety, food safety, and communicable disease preparedness. The Public Health staff is committed to ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and standards.

Public Health collaborates with local and state governmental agencies as well as multiple UNT departments. Collectively we anticipate, recognize, evaluate, communicate, and control current and potential public health events and environmental workplace stressors that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of the UNT community. Training is provided as a resource to inform and assist the UNT community.

More information about the services and training offered by Risk Management’s Public Health program can be found by visiting the Training page or contacting staff members by email or phone.

Public Health Staff

John Genuise, Industrial Hygienist, 940-369-2167

Larry Collamer, Asbestos Program Manager, 940-369-8036

Dara Ng, Asbestos Inspector, 904-369-8125