Karen Kelley

Karen Kelley

WHO: Industrial hygienist, Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety
YEARS AT PENN: 3
WHAT SHE DOES: Kelley is here to ensure that your work environment is both comfortable and safe. As one of five industrial hygienists, she specializes in issues relating to ergonomics, laser safety, reproductive health, and lab audits (she’s checking the air for volatile organic compounds in the photo). Experiencing pains while at your workstation? Set up a consultation with Kelley, who will find the most cost-effective solution to your back/neck/wrist problems. In addition to making sure that Penn’s labs comply with safety regulations, Kelley counsels pregnant staffers who work with chemicals and want to safeguard their babies’ health.
CONTACT INFO: Phone: 215-898-4453; Email: ehrs@ehrs.upenn.edu

Photo by Candace diCarlo

Originally published on March 20, 2003