Mitch Yerby

Lab Safety Technician


C: 205-331-1069

Mitch has been with the university and the EHS department since 2009. Previously, he worked at Mercedes-Benz for 13 years. Mitch also has an Associate degree in emergency medicine and served as a paramedic in Tuscaloosa County. He currently serves as a lab technician and has extensive training and certification in ASHRAE 110 and NSF 49 standards for laboratory ventilation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Fume hoods
  • Biological safety cabinets
  • Lab ventilation (canopy, fume hood, snorkels, and biological safety cabinet)
  • Laser program/inventory
  • Safety showers and eye washes
  • Capstone Village TelTron system maintenance
  • Overhead crane inspection
  • Lab/Equipment decommissioning and inspections
  • Gas detection systems
  • Assist in biosafety
  • Assist in chemical safety
  • Teaching fume hood and biological safety cabinet training


  • Chemical fume hood testing
  • Fume hood maintenance management
  • ASHRAE 110 testing
  • Safety cabinet technology
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Overhead Crane Certified Inspector


  • Radiation Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • IATA Dangerous Goods
  • Shipping
  • DOT Hazardous Material Transportation
  • IATA DOT Shipping Inspections
  • NIMS
  • ICS
  • Laser safety training
  • Laser safety officer training
  • ASHRAE 110 Fume hood training
  • Overhead crane operator/inspector training