Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2014

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.

Admin Response: 
Not Approved

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