5,504: UNR Safety Committee Policy Process

Revised: April 2017

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 and subcommittes administered by EH&S:

  • Nevada Emergency Planning Advisory Committee (NEPAC)
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Laboratory Safety Committee (LSC)
  • Nevada Safety Committee (NSC)
    • School of the Arts Safety Committee
  • Radiation Safety (RSC)
  • Laser Safety Committee
    • Accelerator and X-Ray Safety Committee

Policy Approval Process: 

All draft policies are written by the individual committees and/or Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) 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 Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Assistant Vice President for Research Administration for review. Any policy affecting administration and finance will also be forwarded to the Vice President for Administration and Finance. Comments will be incorporated by the EH&S safety committee ex-officio member. Substancial comments will be remanded to the originating safety committee for consideration.

Policies will be forwarded to the UAM Board for consideration, and through the Faculty Senate, as are other institutional policies. 

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.