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Research Integrated Safety Committee (RISC)


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Description

The purpose of the Research Integrated Safety Committee (RISC) is to advise, consult, and participate with EH&S in developing & implementing programs and campus standards for the safe conduct of teaching and research at UCR. Primary emphasis will be on issues related to research and management of hazardous materials and equipment, and to coordinate and integrate strategies with the Institutional Biosafety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Review Board, Laboratory Safety Officers Committee, the Pesticide Safety Committee, and related Committees.

Membership

The Research Integrated Safety Committee (RISC) consists of... 

Voting Members  
Seven members of the Faculty: 
One faculty representative from each - 
  • Chemistry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Entomology
  • College of Engineering·  
  • Three ad hoc faculty representatives 

Dean's (& Division's) Office representatives:
  • College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Bourns College of Engineering
  • Division of Biomedical Sciences
  • College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 

Four members of the Staff: 
  • One Department Laboratory Safety Officer
  • The Campus Veterinarian
  • A Representative of the UC Police
  • A Representative of the Physical Plant

The chairpersons or designees of:
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Radiation Safety Committee
  • Laboratory Safety Officers Committee
 
Ex-officio 
  • EH&S Director
  • EH&S Laboratory/Research Safety Manager
 
Appointments:
  • 2 years, renewable
  • Dean's designate faculty and department reps
 
 
 
Staff to the Committee
  • Various EH&S staff (radiation safety officer, biosafety specialist, waste manager, hazmat manager, industrial hygienist, fire marshal, etc.)
  • Other campus participants as needed
 
Executive Management (oversight)
  • Vice Chancellor,Business and Administrative Services
  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Dvpt.
  • Associate Vice Chancellor, EHS, TAPS, Physical Plant,Fleet
  • Dean, College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences
  • Dean, Bourns College of Engineering
  • Dean, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
  •  Associate Dean, Division of Biomedical Sciences
  • Associate Dean CNAS

Members

Committee Chair & Vice Chair

Mechanical Engineering
Marko Princevac 

Biomedical Sciences
Djurdjica Coss

College Representatives

Associate Dean, CNAS
Peter Atkinson

Biomedical Sciences
Djurdjica Coss

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Psychology
Edward Zagha

College of Engineering
Maggie Souder

College of Natural Arts and Sciences
Deborah McWilliams

Academic Senate Representatives


  • Cengiz Ozkan
  • Jianlin Liu

Department Representatives

Graduate Students Association
Vacant

Office of Campus Veterinarian
Akiko Sato

Chemistry
W. Hill Harman


Entomology
Jocelyn Millar

Biochemistry
Vacant

 Chemistry-Laboratory Safety Officer
Kevin Simpson


Research Staff Representative-vacant

Physical Plant-Bob Slater(Interim)

UCR Police
Mike Lane

Environmental Health & Safety, Director
Russell Vernon

Safety Committee Representatives

Institutional Biosafety Committee Chair
Djurdjica Coss

IACUC CHair
Peter Hickmott


Radiation Safety Committee Chair
Morris Maduro


Laboratory Safety Officers Chair
Nicole Clark

 

Duties:

The Research Integrated Safety Committee (RISC) is responsible for assisting EH&S by providing guidance in the development and implementation of safety procedures and efforts in the research and teaching community in the spirit of the principles of shared governance

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