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Texas Tech Laboratory Safety Report Issued

A number of recommendations made by the group will be instituted including establishing a university-wide Research Safety Committee.

Written by Sally Logue Post

Texas Tech University

Following a January 2010 accident in a laboratory in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, a working group was convened to examine how Texas Tech manages laboratory safety, the culture of safety awareness and safety training compliance.

The group, chaired by Dr. Alice Young, faculty fellow for research integrity in the Office of the Vice President for Research, completed their report July 19.

A number of recommendations made by the group will be instituted including establishing a university-wide Research Safety Committee that will be chaired by Dr. Young. Further, effective Sept. 1, the Texas Tech Office of Environmental Health and Safety will be reporting to Dr. Young in the Office of the Vice President for Research. The committee will be charged with implementing all recommendations in the report as soon as reasonably possible.

Read the memo announcing the issuance report and the full report below.

February 2010 Memo

July 2010 Memo

July 2010 Report

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One Response to “Texas Tech Laboratory Safety Report Issued”

  1. Update on Texas Tech’s Safety Culture and January Lab Accident :: Texas Tech Today Says:

    [...] Provost Bob Smith and Vice President for Research Taylor Eighmy sent a memo to the Texas Tech community on Feb. 9 outlining both immediate and ongoing responses to the accident. This memo also was posted on the Texas Tech website. A working group was established to examine the entire safety culture on campus. Alice Young, faculty fellow for research integrity in the Office of the Vice President for Research, led the study. A report from the working group and a memo from Eighmy and Smith was posted on the Texas Tech website on July 22 and distributed electronically to the Texas Tech community. The two memos and the report can be found here. [...]

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