Staff Spotlight: Julie Ramsey

Department: Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Bio: As a Gainesville, FL native and UF graduate, Julie Ramsey has been working at UF for the past 24 years, 23 years with Environmental Health and Safety. She currently coordinates several different programs within the Occupational Safety and Risk Management Division of the EH&S Office. These programs include Ergonomics, Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), and Incident/Injury Reporting. Julie also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science Education from the College of Health and Human Performance.

In addition to her many tasks, she volunteers as a departmental representative for the UF Campaign for Charities, TAPS Parking Appeals Committee, along with serving as a UF liaison at the Alachua County EOC (Emergency Operations Center).

What’s an identity you’re proud to share?

“The knowledge and skills I have accumulated over my 23 years within EH&S have given me the tools to continue to make a difference at UF.

From Laboratory Safety Surveyor to Occupational Medicine Program Coordinator, and now coordinating several different programs in Risk Management.

These various jobs and the people I have worked with over the years have taught me so much and increased my knowledge in so many different areas of health and safety.”

What does your role entail?

“I am responsible for managing the ergonomics program, through educating UF faculty and staff about creating a comfortable computer workstation, while trying to reduce muscle fatigue and increase productivity.

In addition, I oversee the UF AED program by striving to develop a comprehensive AED program that can save lives and improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. In doing so, I assist departments with purchasing, registering, and coordinating monthly inspections and ensuring compliance with all the UF registered AEDs throughout the State.

Lastly, I review all the incident/injuries reported through the EH&S website. Once reviewed, I will coordinate with the appropriate individuals and/or departments to follow up or investigate.

Our goal is to help minimize future incidents and injuries and provide a safe living, learning, and working environment here at UF.”

What is your favorite part about working at UF?

“Meeting new people throughout my different roles within the UF community and maintaining those friendships through the years.

I am an extrovert, a people person, and I really enjoy meeting and getting to know others.”

Fun fact about you:

“I love baking, traveling as much as I can, and skydiving is something I can’t wait to do again!”

Published: October 10th, 2023

Category: Staff Spotlight