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UNF Chemistry - Safety Committee

Membership: Melissa Bush, Corey Causey (chair), Matthew Davies, Hanna Malcolm, David Nyquist, Radha Pyati, Melanie Speaks, Jennifer Ruliffson (Student) and Sebastian Correa-Smits (Student)

Charge:

UNF Chemistry’s definition of safety culture:

A set of beliefs, principles, and attitudes that pertain to all aspects of laboratory safety which are shared among the majority of department members and consistently implemented using appropriate department policies. A culture that makes safety the #1 priority, minimizes chemical dangers, and continually strives toward best practices. Faculty and staff are mindful of safety issues and enforce safety-related practices in teaching and research labs. Everyone is included in safety best practices and is comfortable to speak up about safety to anyone and any student.

 

The Safety Committee supports this culture by the following activities:

  • Establishing safety levels and means to communicate and display them, and reviewing levels as needed
  • Developing recommendations for the department for broad participation in safety culture
  • Reviewing safety incidents and assisting the department chair in preparing the annual safety report and
    other safety-related communications to the department
  • Working with department curriculum committee to review curricular aspects of safety as needed