Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-28
Motion Introduced by: Research and Creative Activities Committee
Date of First Reading: November 3, 2014
Date of Second Reading: December 1, 2014
Title of Motion: Establishing Responsibility for Safety-Proposed ACD 307
Action Requested: Both the Research and Creative Activities Committee and the University Academic Council recommend passage of this motion.
Rationale: Read background information regarding this proposed policy.
Purpose: To establish responsibility for laboratory safety.
Source: Provost Office Environmental Health & Safety
Applicability: Faculty and Academic Professionals
Policy: Everyone working at ASU, paid or unpaid and including students, is responsible for safety. Each individual bears responsibility to assess the risks of their activities, to remain current on required training, follow safety procedures, and take a pro-active role in ensuring their personal safety and the safety of others.
Faculty, Academic Professionals, and others who supervise laboratories or similar areas where hazards or other risks to safety are present bear the obligation of stewardship for safe practices by personnel under their supervision. Key support is to be provided by unit chairs/directors, unit-level safety committees, and EH&S.