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Standing Committees


Chemical Safety Committee (CSC)

The charge of this committee is to serve in an advisory and consultative capacity to the President of UTSA and the Vice President of Research, and to advise the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Office and Research community in matters pertaining to the safe receipt, use, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals and toxins of non-biologic origin at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Scope would include research and teaching laboratories, and all areas where hazardous chemicals are used or stored on UTSA owned or leased property. The committee is charged to review the impact of safety standards involving chemicals prior to their promulgation and execution; review plans for chemical safety programs (those required and/or those not required by law or by granting/contracting agency) in order to determine their applicability to the research/training function of UTSA; review and approve procedures and research protocols relative to the safe receipt, use, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals and toxins; review and advise on engineering controls and personal protective equipment relative to chemical & toxic hazards; and finally to serve as an avenue of appeal in cases of dispute and exception. The Committee may review results from EHSRM’s laboratory evaluation program or Compliance/Internal Audit functions in determining overall institutional safety compliance. The Committee normally meets at least four times a year. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Structure: 17 members

Four faculty representatives from the Chemistry Department

Two faculty representatives from the Biology Department
One faculty representative from the Biomedical Engineering Department
One faculty representative from the Geological Sciences Department
Two faculty representatives from the Physics and Astronomy Department
One non-faculty Chemical Hygiene Officer from EHSRM (ex officio)
Two faculty (alternate) representatives from the Chemistry Department
One faculty (alternate) representative from the Biomedical Engineering Department
One non-faculty (alternate for CHO) from EHSRM (ex officio)
Senior Research Compliance Coordinator(ex officio)
Laboratory Compliance Manager(ex officio)

 

Members:

Oleg Larionov, Chair Chemistry
Zachary Tonzetich, Vice-Chair Chemistry
Michael Doyle Chemistry
Stanton McHardy Chemistry
Robert Renthal Biology
James P. Chambers Biology
Christopher Rathbone Biomedical Engineering
Marina Suarez Geological Sciences
Lorenzo Brancaleon Physics and Astronomy
Kathryn Mayer Physics and Astronomy
Wendy McCoy, (CHO) Chemical Hygiene Officer EHSRM, Ex Officio
Stephen Bach Alternate - Chemistry
Cong-Gui Zhao Alternate - Chemistry
Mark Appleford Alternate - Biomedical Engineering
Quy Fung Alternate for CHO EHSRM, Ex Officio
Amanda Haley Laboratory Compliance Manager ORI, Ex Officio
Yolanda Acosta Sr. Research Compliance Coordinator ORI, Ex Officio
Last updated 11/14/2017