The Office of Research and Engagement is proud to introduce Integrity, a newsletter created to enhance communication and transparency related to our infrastructures for compliance and safety.
New UT Committee for Lab Safety on Campus
Laboratory accidents are not only a threat to the safety of our students, faculty and staff, but the media exposure can be a threat to the reputation of an institution as well.
Texas Tech University
Four people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries following a chemical explosion at a Texas Tech University chemistry building on February 2, 2015. A university spokesperson confirmed that the explosion was caused by chemical waste products.
Policy Reminder: Minors in Laboratories and Shops
The Minors in Laboratories and Shops safety policy went into effect two years ago, was recently updated, and is found in the online safety manual. It was developed in response to an increase in high school students on campus. The policy covers individuals less than 18 years of age who are in engaged in university-sponsored activities in laboratories and shops.
Annual Chemical Inventory Submission Deadline Approaching
Have you updated your chemical inventory?
The university’s effort to annually update the chemical inventory is underway. Please ensure your lab or workplace’s inventory of any hazardous materials is submitted to Environmental Health & Safety by the due date. If you use or store hazardous materials and have never submitted an inventory please follow the link below for more information and guidance.
UC to Pay $500K to Settle Allegations of Double Dipping
The San Jose Times reported in December that the University of California will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle allegations that UC Davis scientists received research money from two different federal agencies for the same project by submitting “false and misleading statements” in grant applications.