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Chemical Safety Committee Guidelines


The committee will:

Formulate and recommend policy in the use of hazardous chemicals;
Monitor their use in compliance with the Texas Department of State Health Service's regulations and UTHealth policy;
Review and approval of applications for possession and use of Chemical materials within the UTHealth.
Review and approval of policies and procedures regarding the disposal and release of Chemical waste from UTHealth.
Provide professional advice to the Chemical Safety Officer on matters regarding chemical safety.
Assure compliance with state/federal regulations; and
Set standards for chemical safety.

The Committee reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer

Committee Composition


Designated by the President on recommendation from the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer from the membership.


One faculty representative from the School of Dentistry
Three faculty representatives from the McGovern Medical School representing the three main disciplines: education, research and clinical/patient care.
One faculty representative from the Cizik School of Nursing
One faculty representative from the School of Public Health
One student representative rotated among schools
Others deemed appropriate and appointed by the President

Ex Officio Membership (without vote)

Executive Vice President for Research  & Chief Academic Officer
Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Safety Manager, Chemical Safety Program
Safety Manager, Environmental Protection Program

Term of Membership

Staggered three-year term with one term expiring each year.

Meeting Location

CYF Training Room

Meeting Frequency

Alternating Months

Meeting Agenda

Contact EH&S at 713 500 8100 for information on current meeting agenda items

Meeting minutes

Some topics discussed within university health science center safety committees meet the definition of a “medical committee” as defined under the Texas Health and Safety Code Title 2, Subtitle H Chapter 161, Subchapter D Sec. 161.031, and as such, the meeting minutes are confidential (Sec. 161.032).

The current list of CSC members can be found online here.