Handbook of Operating Procedures 8-1020

Safety Policy

I. Policy Statement 

The University of Texas at Austin

Executive Sponsor: Vice President for University Operations

 


 

The responsibility for the administration of the University safety program is assigned to the University Safety Office under a Safety Engineer who reports to the Director of Physical Plant. However, the implementation of the safety policy is the responsibility of faculty, staff, students and other individuals associated with The University. The University Safety Committee, appointed within the University, shall serve in an advisory and consultative capacity in all areas of safety to the University Safety Office, and provide an avenue for appeal.

 

 

The responsibility for policies and practices regarding license, procurement and use of radioactive materials and sources of ionizing radiation is vested in the Radiation Safety Committee; but the implementation of the radiation safety program is delegated to the University's Radiation Safety Specialist under the supervision of the Safety Engineer. Every prospective user of radioactive materials and sources of ionizing radiation must apply to the Radiation Safety Specialist for an authorization permit prior to the purchase and use of such material or equipment.

 

 

The responsibility for policies and practices regarding procurement and use of non-ionizing sources of radiation, and narcotics and dangerous drugs used in research is assigned to the University Safety Office. Each prospective user of these materials or equipment must apply to the Safety Office for authorization to purchase, use and dispose of such material or equipment.

 

 

The responsibility for policies and practices regarding environmental health and safety activities associated with food and housing sanitation, and water quality control is assigned to the University Safety Office. All prospective University departments, organizations or individuals must apply to the Safety Office for authorization to prepare and serve food.

 

 

The University shall endeavor to comply with the intent of all appropriate Federal and State legislation which relates to the University's safety program. These acts along with supporting rules and regulations issued by the University Safety Office will provide the necessary standards under which the University will conduct its safety program.

II. Reason for Policy 
None
III. Scope & Audience 
None
IV. Definitions (specific to this policy) 
None
V. Website (for policy) 
http://www.policies.utexas.edu/policies/hop/8-1020
VI. Contacts 
None
VII. Responsibilities & Procedures 
None
VIII. Form & Tools 
None
XI. History 
None