Meet the Chemical Safety Team

Paula Castagna, MS, CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
At Yale EHS since 1999

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Chemical Hygiene Program for University Laboratories
  • High hazard/restricted chemical use authorization program
  • Chemical safety trainer
  • Design review for laboratory renovations, new construction, and new equipment and processes with associated chemical, physical, or ergonomic hazards

Anna Kim, MS, CIH
Senior Industrial Hygienist
At Yale EHS since 2012

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Occupational chemical exposure programs
  • Industrial hygiene programs, including respiratory protection¬†
  • Emergency Response Team leader
  • Chemical safety trainer

Paul Emery
Chemical Safety Advisor
At Yale EHS since 2022


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Safety Advisor for Chemistry Department
  • Safety Advisor for designated high hazard chemical laboratories outside of Chemistry

Ryan Cirillo, MS, CIH
Safety Advisor
At Yale EHS since 2018


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Safety Advisor for the School of Art and several buildings in the School of Medicine
  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
  • Hearing Conservation

Tessa Landgraf, MPH
Safety Advisor
At Yale EHS since 2020


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Occupational Exposure Monitoring
  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Chemical Safety Trainer
  • Safety Advisor for Medical School and Athletics

Mary Kearney
Chemical Inventory Technician
At Yale EHS since 2013


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Laboratory chemical Inventory program
  • Safety Data Sheet management
  • EHS Equipment

James Park
Industrial Hygiene Health & Safety Technician
At Yale EHS since 2023

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Respirator training/FIT testing
  • Chemical inventory