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Idaho State University hires Peter Farina as new technical safety director

Posted January 25, 2012

Peter Farina has been hired as the new technical safety director at Idaho State University.

Farina will continue the tradition of excellent customer service that has become synonymous with the ISU Technical Safety Office. Using his varied experiences at different universities, he will expand on what is already a fine program at ISU to move it to the next level.

Peter FarinaHis department will continue to provide hazardous materials response and waste management and address campuswide safety concerns. Farina will provide guidance on the implementation of environmental safety and health programs for research activities at the ISU Pocatello campus, as well as remote facilities such as the Center for Advanced Energy Studies.

Farina has more than 20 year of experience in university environmental health and safety. He is joining ISU after 13 years at Georgia State University, where he was both the director of research safety and the radiation safety officer.

Prior to working at Georgia State University, he held the positions of environmental safety coordinator and radiation safety officer at the University of Georgia for eight years. He earned a master’s degree in nuclear physics from Florida State University and has two bachelor degrees from the University of Massachusetts.

He can be reached at 282-3627 or