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John Kotval

John Kotval
John Kotval
Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety Manager

John joined the Environmental Safety Division in 2017 and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Public Health with a specialization in Environmental Health from the University of Georgia. When not at work, John likes to spend his time on two wheels and enjoys mountain biking on local trails.

John manages the Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety (IHOS) group at ESD. IHOS provides industrial hygiene services and safety program oversight to all faculty and staff within the university community. John specializes in workplace hazard identification and risk assessment, and safety program development for the prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses. Common services requested include: indoor air quality assessments, chemical exposure monitoring, hazard control consultations and personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance. The IHOS service area is primarily in Athens, but also includes UGA facilities throughout Georgia.