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Responsibilities

Implementation of the Research Safety Program at the University is a shared responsibility. Employees, supervisors, Research Safety Officers, department heads, deans, central administration, and DEHS staff all have roles to play. These roles are outlined below.

President, Vice Presidents, Provosts & Chancellors (Central Administration)

Upper-level administrators are responsible for:

Performance will be measured by:

Deans, Directors and Department Heads (DDDs)

DDDs are responsible for:

Performance will be measured by:

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Department of Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS)

The University's Biosafety Officer, Chemical Hygiene Officer and Radiation Protection Officer are all members of the DEHS staff, and the entire staff will participate in providing resources for departments in the development of their individual health and safety programs. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for:

Performance will be measured by:

Research Safety Officer

The Research Safety Officer will:

Performance will be measured by DEHS's documentation that:

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Supervisors, Principal Investigators

The immediate supervisor of a laboratory or field employee is responsible for:

Performance will be measured by:

Graduate Student, Post Doctoral Researcher

Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers who have significant responsibility for directing their own laboratory/field work are responsible for assuring that potential hazards of specific projects have been identified and addressed before work is started. They are also expected to:

Performance will be measured by:

Research Worker

Each research worker is responsible for:

Performance will be measured by:

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