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Laboratory and Chemical Safety Committee (LCSC)
 

This committee focuses on the promoting a safe laboratory environment by focusing on the receipt, usage, storage, and disposal of chemicals in a laboratory. This committee works on emerging issues of health and safety in the laboratory environment and how to apply them to the campus. This committee oversees the implementation of the University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan as described in the AAMU Laboratory Safety Manual.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Review safety and health policies and procedures established by the agency pertaining to laboratory and chemical safety.
  • Review incidents involving work-related fatalities, injuries, illnesses or near misses related to laboratory and chemical safety.
  • Review employee complaints regarding safety and health hazards related to laboratory and chemical safety.
  • Conduct inspections of laboratories and worksites utilizing chemicals at least annually and in response to complaints regarding safety or health hazards.
  • Conduct interviews with employees in conjunction with inspections of the workplace.
  • Review agency’s training records related to laboratory and chemical safety to ensure compliance with regulatory training requirements.
  • Conduct meetings at least once every three months. Maintain written minutes of such meeting and send copy to each committee member. Copy of minutes shall be posted in the appropriate workplace.
  • Shipment and receipt of laboratory chemicals.
  • Flammable liquids and other fire hazards in laboratories.
  • Security of laboratory chemicals.
  • Carcinogens, reproductive toxins and pesticides.
     

Committee Members

Name

Degree

Title

 

Category

Simon Ogutu

M.S.

Research Associate 

Non-Scientist  (Chair*

Irenus Tazisong 

Ph.D. 

Research Associate 

Scientist 

Kamala Bhat

 Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Scientist

Armitra Jackson-Davis

Ph.D. 

Associate Professor 

Scientist 

Paul Okweye 

Ph.D.

Associate Professor  

Scientist 

Richard Lagle

M.S.

Lab Technician

Non-Scientist 

Vamsi Vasireddy

M.S. 

Manager, QC Microbiology Endo (Qualitest) Pharmaceuticals 

Non Affiliated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

   *For more information please contact the LCSC Chair:

   Mr. Simon Ogutu  

   Phone: 256-372-4182

   Fax: 256-372-5432

   Email: simon.ogutu@aamu.edu

  

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Contact Information

James O. Bukenya, Ph.D. 
Director, Office of Research Compliance
Carnegie Building (2nd Floor)   
256-372-5729 (voice)
256-372-5911 (fax)