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Standing Committees


Laboratory Safety Committee

The Laboratory Safety Committee (LSC) shall review compliance with established regulatory and institutional policy and shall oversee matters pertaining to safety in areas within the Committee’s purview. The LSC has the authority to take binding, corrective action for violation of safety policies and procedures by any individual Principal Investigator, faculty member, research group, other institutional unit, or individual associated with UTSA found to be in non-compliance with federal, state or local regulations, institutional policy, or mandated safety training. The LSC shall review, approve and adopt institutional policies supporting good laboratory practices and use of laboratory equipment, all in accordance with established law and regulations, including policies and required practices relative to the safe receipt, use, storage, and disposal of hazardous biological, chemical, radioactive materials or radiation producing machines, toxic and controlled substances, and other safety and security practices in UTSA laboratories.  The LSC serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice President for Business Affairs; the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and the Vice President for Research regarding laboratory safety matters and laboratory facilities.

Structure:  19 members, 17 voting

Assistant VP for Research Integrity, VPR
Associate Vice President for Facilities, VPBA, or designee
Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Chair of the Chemical Safety Committee (CSC)
Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Chair of the Radiation and Laser Safety Committee (R & LSC)
Chief of Police & Director of Public Safety, VPBA, or designee
Dean, College of Sciences, or designee
Dean, College of Engineering, or designee
Dean, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, or designee
Director of the Lab Animal Resources Center, VPR
Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM), Police and Public Safety, VPBA
Faculty Representative for teaching laboratories from COS, COE, or COLFA
Graduate Student representative from COS, COE, or COLFA
Laboratory Compliance Manager (Director for IBC, CSC, and R & LSC), Office of Research Integrity, VPR
Laboratory Safety Manager, Office of EHSRM, Police and Public Safety, VPBA
Senior Vice Provost
Director, Facilities Operations and Maintenance, VPBA (Ex Officio without vote)
Secretary, Administrative Associate, Office of EHSRM, Police and Public Safety, VPBA (Ex Officio without vote)

Members:  

Brian Moroney, Chair Director of EHSRM, Police and Public Safety, VPBA with vote
Michelle Stevenson Assistant VP for Research Integrity, VPR with vote
Dave Riker Associate VP for Facilities, VPBA, or designee with vote
Jose Lopez-Ribot Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee with vote
Stephan Bach Chair of the Chemical Safety Committee with vote
Neal Guentzel Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee with vote
Ruyan Guo Chair of the Radiation and Laser Safety Committee with vote
Daniel Kiley, designee Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety, VPBA, or designee with vote
George Perry Dean, College of Sciences, or designee with vote
JoAnn Browning Dean, College of Engineering, or designee with vote
Daniel Gelo Dean, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, or designee with vote
Marcel Perret-Gentil Director of the Lab Animal Resources Center, VPR with vote
Raymond Sadeghi Faculty Representative for teaching laboratories with vote
TBD Graduate Student Representative from COS, COE, or COLFA with vote
Amanda Read Laboratory Compliance Manager, VPR with vote
Wendy McCoy Laboratory Safety Manager, Office of EHSRM, Police and Public Safety, VPBA with vote
Sandy Welch Senior Vice Provost with vote
Enos Jones Director, Facilities Operations and Maintenance, VPBA without vote
Brett Fletcher Administrative Associate II, Office of EHSRM, Police and Public Safety, VPBA without vote

Last updated 12/1/2015