Texas Tech University

Institutional Radiation & Laser Safety Committee

Charge

The Committee reports to the Vice President for Research & Innovation. The committee will:

  • Formulate and recommend policy in the use of radioactive materials, radiation producing equipment and lasers;
  • Monitor their use in compliance with the Texas Department of State Health Service's regulations and Texas Tech University policy;
  • Certify investigators, their laboratories and their programs for work with radioactive materials, radiation producing equipment and lasers;
  • Review and recommend to Environmental Health & Safety the need for general and specific training programs for research activities dealing with radiation and laser safety, and review the appropriateness and effectiveness of such training programs;
  • Assure compliance with federal regulations; and
  • Set standards for radiation and laser safety.

Committee Composition

Chair

Designated by the Vice President for Research & Innovation on recommendation from the Assistant Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety from the membership.

Membership

  • Three faculty members who regularly use radioactive materials
  • At least one faculty member who regularly uses radiation producing equipment
  • Three faculty members who regularly use radioactive materials
  • At least two faculty/staff members who are non-users of radioactive materials, lasers or radiation producing equipment

Ex officio (without vote) members include the Assistant Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety, the Radiation Safety Officer and Laser Safety Officer from Environmental Health & Safety.

2018 – 2020 Membership Roster

Chair

Dr. Llewellyn Densmore, Faculty, Biology

Associate Chair

Dr. Todd Anderson, Faculty, Environmental Toxicology

Terms Expire August 31, 2020

Dr. David Birney, Faculty, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. James Carr, Faculty, Biology
Dr. Tim Dallas, Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Wallace Glab, Faculty, Physics
Dr. Callum Hetherington, Faculty, Geosciences
Dr. Hamed Sari-Sarraf, Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Terms Expire August 31, 2020

Dr. Travis Dale Jones, Faculty, School of Law
Dr. Paul Pare, Faculty, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. Kai Zhang, Faculty, Biology

Ex Officio Members

Dr. Alice Young, Associate Vice President for Research
Mr. Matt Roe, Assistant Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety
Mr. Matthew Looney, Radiation Safety Officer, Environmental Health & Safety
Mr. Ruben Chavez, Laser Safety Officer, Environmental Health & Safety


 

Environmental Health & Safety