Radiation & Hazardous Substances Safety
Among the duties of the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance is the responsibility to help students and staff comply with rules pertaining to radioactive materials and Hazardous substances. This responsibility is shared with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), a department in Facilities Management (FAMA).
Hazardous Substances Committee (TSC)
The Hazardous Substances Committee is appointed by the Provost for the purpose of recommending policies and procedures for the safe and compliant use, storage, and disposal of Hazardous substances and hazardous materials on campus. TSC reviews research plans and protocols using PHS (Particularly Hazardous Substances) and monitors the application of the policies in a manner to ensure laboratory safety and compliance on campus.
The Chemical Hygiene Plan
The Chemical Hygiene Plan is available from the EHS webpage and is the full statement of campus policy and procedures for handling Hazardous substances on campus. Questions or comments about the University’s Chemical Safety Program, operated by EHS, may be directed to UA Chemical Safety Officer Rick Williams. Additional details about chemical safety can be found on the EHS page.
Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)
The Radiation Safety Committee is appointed by the Provost and monitors implementation of and compliance with campus radiological licenses issued by the Arkansas Department of Health, and monitors compliance with laws, regulations, policies and practices regarding the purchase, shipment, use, control, transfer, and disposal of sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on campus.
Radiation Safety Manual
The Radiation Safety Manual is available from the EHS webpage and is the guide to the safe use of radiological materials on campus.
Research Integrity and Compliance Events & Meetings
Committee meetings will be conducted via Teams or Zoom until further notice.
Here is a complete list of Research Integrity and Compliance events.