Petra Grivins

FRIB Senior Environment, Safety and Health Manager and Radiation Safety Officer

As FRIB senior environment, safety and health manager and radiation safety officer, Petra Grivins is the FRIB Laboratory’s primary contact to Michigan State University's safety and quality interfaces and works with MSU's Environmental Health and Safety Deputy Manager to safely deliver the FRIB Laboratory.

Petra has more than 25 years of progressively more responsible experience in the areas of radiation-, chemical-, fire-, and laser-safety management. She has managed the MSU environmental health and safety programs at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) with responsibilities for safe day-to-day operations, coordination with regulators and campus stakeholders, and communication with and training of nearly 800 laboratory employees. She is also the Radiation Safety Officer for FRIB's U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) license. She reports to the MSU Director for Environmental Health and Safety.

Petra led the development and implementation of NSCL's ISO 14001 environmental management system, which resulted in a Clean Corporate Citizen designation from the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for NSCL and MSU, the first such designation earned by a university in Michigan. She also contributed to the development and implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) 18001 occupational health and safety management system and the ISO 9001 quality management system.

Prior to her current position, Petra was MSU's first laser-safety officer and directed the safe handling and transport of campus's chemical wastes and emergency response to spills and dangerous legacy materials. She also managed the radioactive waste program at MSU with responsibility for final disposal of campus radioactive wastes.

She earned a BS degree in medical technology from MSU in 1997 and an MS degree in safety, security and emergency management from Eastern Kentucky University in 2016.