Environmental Health & Safety

Research Integrated Safety Committee (RISC)

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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.


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
  • EH&S Director
  • EH&S Laboratory/Research Safety Manager
  • 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


Committee Chair & Vice Chair

Mechanical Engineering
Marko Princevac 

Biomedical Sciences
Djurdjica Coss

College Representatives

Associate Dean, CNAS
Biomedical Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Psychology
College of Engineering
College of Natural Arts and Sciences

Academic Senate Representatives

  • Cengiz Ozkan
  • Jianlin Liu

Department Representatives

Graduate Students Association
Office of Campus Veterinarian
Chemistry-Laboratory Safety Officer
Research Staff Representative
Physical Plant
UCR Police
Environmental Health & Safety, Director

Safety Committee Representatives

Institutional Biosafety Committee Chair
Radiation Safety Committee Chair
Laboratory Safety Officers 


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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