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5,504: UNR Safety Committee Policy Process

Last Revised: March 2011

The UNR safety committees promote a safe campus environment by developing specific policies and procedures that reduce the risks of a safety, health, and/or environmental incident to the University of Nevada, Reno.

UNR safety committees administered by EH&S:

  • Emergency Planning Advisory Committee (EPAC)
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Laboratory Safety Committee (LSC)
  • Occupational Safety Committee (OSC)
  • Radiation Safety/Laser Safety Committee (RSC)

Policy Approval Process:

All draft policies, except for policies drafted by the Radiation Safety/Laser Safety/Accelerator and X-Ray Safety Committees, are written by the individual committees and submitted to the Director of EH&S for tracking and document control. Policy topics which overlap the purview or interests of multiple committees should be reviewed by all applicable committees before submittal to higher administration.

Policies will be forwarded to the Academic Leadership Council (ALC) and the Vice President for Research (VPR) for review. Any policy affecting administration and finance will also be forwarded to the Vice President of Administration and Finance (VPAF). Comments will be remanded to the originating safety committee for consideration. Finalized policies will be inserted into the UAM through a hyperlink under Section 5,500, "University of Nevada, Reno Safety Policy", indicating their approval as university environmental health and safety standards.

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