University Bio-Hazards and Laboratory Safety

Membership: Seven members to include at least one representative from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Optometry and one at large faculty member, the university safety officer and the director of the physical plant. Deans of the College of Science and Health Professions and College of Optometry serve as ex officio members.

Function: This committee is an advisory body to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) regarding courses which may involve bio-hazards or other safety concerns. This committee, at the request of the VPAA, reviews laboratory safety policies and makes recommendations concerning bio-hazards and safety to the VPAA. The committee also advises the VPAA, as requested on matters concerning proposals for external funds involving bio-hazardous materials and students in a laboratory setting.

Meetings: At least once each semester and as called by the chair. Minutes should be sent to the Deans of the College of Science and Health Professions and Optometry and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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