Environmental Health & Safety

Tope Akintunji


Tope Akintunji, MS
Safety Mentor


(951) 827-3308

Environmental Health
& Safety (EH&S)
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521


Laboratory Safety Inspections | Safety and Regulatory Advising |
Consultations on Experimental Procedures and Equipment


Tope has been a Loss Prevention Associate at The Home Depot where he ensured compliance with both Hazardous Materials and its Waste Program. Tope was a Senior Chemist at UCLA, where he performed both quantitative and qualitative chemical assays to detect the presence of steroids, masking agents and other illicit substances. As a Safety Officer, Tope directed, monitored and maintained all aspect of the safety program to protect staff and volunteers against adverse events.

Education and Credentials

Master of Science in Quality Assurance, California State University, Dominguez Hills                          
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Science
, California State University, Los Angeles


Tope will implement campus laboratory safety program activities and assist department laboratory personnel in addressing safety issues. He will ensure personnel are familiar with safety protocols, knowledgeable of laboratory-specific procedures and resources. Tope will also conduct laboratory safety inspections, hazard assessments and coordinate with departments participating in the self-audit program. He will identify and recommend corrective actions where necessary; assists departments in implementation of corrective actions. Assist in the development and delivery of safety training regarding topics including but not limited to: hazardous chemical storage and handling, use of online laboratory management applications, emergency equipment evaluations, UC laboratory safety policies, hazardous waste management and standard operating procedures.


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health & Safety

Tel: (951) 827-5528
Fax: (951) 827-5122
E-mail: ehs@ucr.edu