Policy identification number: To Come
File: Safety & Health Policies
Academic Laboratory Safety
To ensure that risks to personnel health and safety, campus infrastructure and property, and the local environment and community are minimized.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017
vpfa, a, l, s, laboratory, safety
Scheduled for Review
I. Policy Statement
The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for the health and safety of all persons who handle hazardous chemicals in his/her laboratory. The Laboratory Supervisor may delegate safety duties, however, will remain responsible for ensuring adequate safety performance. The Laboratory Supervisor must:
II. Reason for Policy
Compliance with Federal and State regulations and mitigation of risk in laboratories.
For following the policy: All employees and students
For enforcement of the policy: Director of Environmental Health & Safety
For oversight of the policy: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Finance and Administration
For notification of policy: Policy Librarian
For procedures implementing the policy: Department Chairs of Art, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physics & Engineering and Theatre
V. Cross-Referenced Policies
VI. Consequences of Non-Compliance
The Department Chair in consultation with the Dean will determine appropriate consequences for non-compliance according to the provisions in the Faculty Handbook, Part II, Section 17, "Dismissal and other Disciplinary Actions." Disciplinary action up to and including termination as described in the Classified Employees Handbook and Exempt Employees Handbook.