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Safety Council Guidelines



One member from Animal Care
One member from Auxiliary Enterprises
One member from Facilities Planning & Engineering
One member from Harris County Psychiatric Center
One member from Legal Affairs & Risk Management
One member from Medical School Health Services (student and resident health care)
One member from UT Employee Health Care
One member from UT Police
One member from each school
One student member
Others deemed appropriate and appointed by the President

Ex Officio Members

Chair, Chemical Safety Committee
Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee
Chair, Radiation Safety Committee
Chief Operating Officer designated representative
Compliance Officer
Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Term of Membership

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


The council reports to the Executive Council to provide guidance and recommendations on safety,
health and security matters.  The council's charge is to:

  • Identify safety needs for the institution and develop plans to implement activities that ensure those needs are met.

  • Prescribe the collection of appropriate indicator data to measure outcomes of various UTHealth safety efforts.

  • Discuss and resolve issues where gaps in safety or emergency preparedness may arise or persist.

  • Provide reports, advice and recommendations to the Executive Council for consideration and action.

 The current list of Life Safety Council members can be found online here.