University announces Laboratory Safety Committee Patricia Sirek September 8, 2009 This summer the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering formed a Laboratory Safety Committee to provide faculty and staff input on environmental health and safety concerns specific to the university’s laboratories. The 2009-2010 committee members are: Colin Brownlow, laboratory safety officer, (651) 962-6533 Dalma Martinovic, Biology, (651) 962-5233 Joseph Brom, Chemistry, (651) 962-5578 Melva Cain, Chemistry, (651) 962-5579 John Angeli, Engineering, (651) 962-5767 Erik Smith, Geology, (651) 962-5272 Jon-Erik Hokenson, Physics, (651) 962-5218 Roxanne Prichard, Psychology, (651) 962-5043 The committee meets once a month to discuss and work on environmental health and safety issues. The committee’s current projects include: Review of ongoing laboratory safety audit findings to address common concerns Preparation of written safety programs to address high-voltage safety, machine tool operation, optical safety and biosafety in laboratories Review of current and preparation of new department- and school-specific environmental health and safety training for faculty, staff and students Examination of issues related to students, staff and faculty with pre-existing conditions that may affect their health and safety in laboratories Development of guidelines for the proper disposal of stains, gels and buffers used in biology procedures. If you would like to learn more about the Laboratory Safety Committee or have a laboratory-related environmental health and safety concern that you would like to bring to the committee’s attention, contact any of the committee members. RelatedNew interdisciplinary major announced in environmental scienceProfessional NotesEarth Week: ‘Green Research at UST: Environmental Research Across the Disciplines’Planning to apply to medical school?