Radiation Safety & Toxic Substances

Among the duties of the Office of Research Compliance is the responsibility to  help students and staff comply with rules pertaining to radiation and toxic substances.

The Office of Environmental Health and Saftey, a branch of Facilities Management, handles aspects of toxic substances and radiation safety as well. This page provides information regarding these overlapping responsibilities in order to better direct inquires about this topic.

 Toxic Substances and Radiation Safety Committees

The Office of Research Compliance provides support to the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) in organizing committee activities which includes handling meeting arrangements and scheduling meetings, managing membership rosters, ensuring quorum for votes, and collecting and disseminating materials for committee review. Recorder duties include taking meeting minutes and archiving all committee business in electronic format.

 

Toxic Substances Committee (TSC)

The Toxic Substances Committee is appointed by the Provost for the purpose of recommending policies and procedures for the safe and compliant use, storage, and disposal of toxic substances and hazardous materials on campus. TSC reviews research plans and protocols using PHS (Particularly Hazardous Substances), and monitors the application of the policies in a manner to ensure laboratory safety and compliance on campus.

 

The Chemical Hygiene Plan

The Chemical Hygiene Pl​an is available from the EH&S web page and is the full statement of campus policy and procedures for handling toxic substances on campus.

The full statement of campus policy and procedures for handling toxic substances is available from the EH&S web page.

Questions or comments about the University’s Chemical Safety Program, operated by the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), may be directed to UA Chemical Safety Officer Rick Williams (raw002@uark.edu). Additional details about TSC can be found on the official webpage.

 

Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)

The Radiation Safety Committee is appointed by the Provost and monitors implementation of and compliance with campus radiological licenses issued by the Arkansas Department of Health, and also monitors compliance with laws, regulations, policies and practices regarding the purchase, shipment, use, control, transfer, and disposal of sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on campus.

The Radiation Safety Manual is available from the EH&S web page and is the guide to safe radiation use on campus.

Questions or comments about the University's Radiation Safety Program, operated by the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), may be directed to UA Radiation Safety Officer Peter Chowdhury (pradyotc@uark.edu) Additional details about RSC can be found on the official webpage.

 

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