Laboratory Safety Committee


The Laboratory Safety Committee (LSC) provides guidance and administrative oversight of environmental health and safety issues associated with laboratory activities. Through consideration of laboratory safety issues in a holistic manner, the LSC develops policies to reduce risks that are associated with laboratory operations.

Committee minutes

Contact EH&S for LSC meeting minutes.

Committee issues (typical)

  • Reproductive health
  • Laboratory closeout
  • Laboratory safety training
  • Hazardous materials procurement and inventory
  • Laboratory safety assessments

Major regulatory drivers

  • OSHA
    • Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
  • Washoe County District Health Department, Air Quality Management Division
    • Laboratory Hood Air Discharge Permit
  • Nevada State Fire Marshall
    • Fire and Life Safety; chemical inventories


  • Number of members: 8
  • Number of academic faculty: 5
  • Number of administrative faculty: 3
  • Meeting frequency: Twice each fall and spring semester

Committee minutes

Contact EH&S for LSC meeting minutes.

Committee contacts

Committee Chair

Dylan Kosma
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-7319

Committee members

Luis Barthel-Rosa
Manager of Chemical Management Services, Environmental Health and Safety
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 327-2270

Paul Brett
Institutional Biosafety Committee Chair
Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4109

Iain Buxton
Radiation Safety Committee Chair
Professor, Pharmacology
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4800

Krista Carlson
Associate Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Nevada

Benjamin King
Professor, Chemistry
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-1736

Steve Korecki
Director of Laboratories, Chemistry
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-8304