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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:  20 members

Associate Vice President for Administration, Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs
Sr. Associate VP for Research Administration, Office of the Vice President for Research
Executive Vice Provost
Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Chair of the Chemical Safety Committee (CSC)
Director, IACUC and IBC, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance, Office of the Vice President for Research
Director of the Lab Animal Resources Center, Office of the Vice President for Research
Dean, College of Sciences
Dean, College of Engineering
Dean, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Faculty Representative for teaching laboratories
Laboratory Safety Manager, Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management
Associate Vice President for Facilities, Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs, or designee
Chief of Police & Director of Public Safety, Vice President for Business Affairs, or designee
Director, Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management, AVPA/VPBA (Ex officio)
Chair of the Radiation and Laser Safety Committee (Ex officio)
High Containment Laboratory Manager (Ex officio)
Secretary, Administrative Associate I, Office of EHSRM, Office of AVPA/VPBA (Ex officio)
Director, Facilities Operations and Maintenance

Members:  

Pamela Bacon, Chair Associate VP for Administration, Office of VP for Business Affairs with vote
Michelle Stevenson Assistant VP for Research Integrity, Office of the VP for Research with vote
Julius Gribou Executive Vice Provost with vote
Neal Guentzel Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee with vote
Jose Lopez-Ribot Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee with vote
Stephan Bach Chair of the Chemical Safety Committee with vote
James MacMillan Director, IACUC and IBC, ORIC, VPR with vote
Marcel Perret-Gentil Director of the Lab Animal Resources Center, VPR with vote
George Perry Dean, College of Sciences with vote
Medhi Shadaram Dean, College of Engineering with vote
Daniel Gelo Dean, College of Liberal and Fine Arts with vote
Raymond Sadeghi Faculty Representative for teaching laboratories with vote
Wendy McCoy Laboratory Safety Manager, Office of EHSRM, AVPA/VPBE with vote
David Oliver, designee Associate VP for Facilities, VPBA, or designee with vote
Daniel Kiley, designee Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety, VPBA, or designee with vote
Brian Moroney Director, Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management, AVPA/VPBA without vote
Ruyan Guo Chair of the Radiation and Laser Safety Committee with vote
Amanda Read High Containment Laboratory Manager with vote
Brett Fletcher Administrative Associate, Office of EHSRM, Office of AVPA/VPBA without vote
Enos Jones Director, Facilities Operations and Maintenance without vote

Last updated 8/23/2013