John J. Svagr serves as the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and Radiation Safety Officer for the New York Blood Center (NYBC). Since joining the NYBC in 2002, Mr. Svagr provides OSHA, NRC, and EPA compliance guidance and reporting requirements and also serves as Safety Officer on IACUC and IBC Research Committees. Since 2017, his team has decommissioned five CS 137 blood and research irradiators - NYBC New York and New Jersey operations are CS 137 free. In addition to developing and teaching training modules, John has been a guest speaker at the Global Cesium Security Initiative held in Mexico and served as a moderator at the NYCDOH Seminar-Alternative Technology. Mr. Svagr received his Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) -- Comprehensive Practice from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in 1985; Masters of Public Health -- Environmental & Industrial Health from the University of Michigan in 1979; and Bachelor of Arts -- Biology (Departmental Honors) from Oakland University in 1975.