St. Paul Location Safety Committee Charter
The Location Safety Committee shall be organized to meet the Location's safety, health, and environmental needs as outlined in Manual 230 and 29CFR 1960, "Occupational Safety and Health Programs For Federal Employees (copies of documents available from Location web site and Cluster Environmental Protection Specialist).
Safety Committee Chairperson (chosen from committee)
The Committee may ask the Research Leaders to appoint others to join them based on specific need.
A. Promoting a safe workplace through:
B. Reviewing employee accidents and near misses (both U.MN. and ARS);
C. Maintaining up-to-date file of ARS program components:
Note: These references are available at the Dairy Forage Internet home page:
D. Advising management on implementation of the ARS Safety, Health, and Environmental Program (SHEP) mandates; this includes reviewing program deficiencies and offering suggested corrective action.
E. Reviewing Chemical Hygiene Plans of each Management Unit and updating annually;
F. Requesting Chemical Inventories updated annually to be reviewed by CEPS;
G. Developing safety, health, and environmental goals for year and tracking progress;
H. Providing safety information to ARS personnel;
J. Participating in applicable safety, health, and environmental training programs which will enhance membership expertise and credibility;
K. Reviewing periodically each laboratory's Laboratory Safety Documentation (checklist attached);
M. Recognizing Safety, Health and Environmental Management (SHEM) improvement and excellence.
Safety tasks not conducted by Safety Committee:
A. Workman's compensation claims shall be administered through the Location Administrative Officer.
B. Occupational Health Maintenance Program (OHMP) shall be administered through the Location Administrative Officer.
C. Hazardous Waste pick-ups and regulations shall be developed by the University of Minnesota. Copies of pick-ups shall remain in the lab requesting pick-up.
D. Radiation Safety shall be administered through the University of Minnesota Radiation Safety Department.
E. Biological Safety including recombinant DNA shall be administered through the University of Minnesota.
F. Recycling programs in ARS and University buildings shall be those of University of Minnesota Recycling Management.
RL, Soil and Water Management_________________________________________
RL, Science Research__________________________________________________
RL, Cereal Disease Research____________________________________________
Location Administrative Officer__________________________________________