The Research Safety Committee (RSC) guides the development and implementation of campus-wide Environmental Health & Safety policies, programs, and services to reduce safety risks in research, teaching, and public service laboratories. The RSC is a key element of the University’s Comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety Management System as implemented in the Academic Affairs Policies 6.01 and 6.02.
The committee works in conjunction with other institutional committees and units to establish and enact safe laboratory practices in the Chemical and Laboratory Safety Manual. In addition, the RSC provides oversight of the laboratory inspection process, reviews and recommends training programs that promote lab safety, and investigates laboratory accidents and issues of non-compliance.
To contact the committee directly, email RSC@uga.edu.
|Name of RSC Member||Position Title|
|Eric Ferreira - Chair||Professor, Chemistry|
|Esequiel Barrera||Director, Research Safety|
|Brandon Foskey||Asst. Director, Research Safety|
|Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine|
|Associate Professor, Microbiology|
|Assistant Professor, Biochemistry|
|Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine|
|Assistant Professor, College of Public Health|
|Research Professional III, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources|
|Academic Professional, Chemistry|
|Clinical Asst. Professor, College of Engineering|
|Assistant Research Scientist/Lecturer, College of Pharmacy|
|Chris King*||Associate Vice President, Office of Research Integrity & Safety|
|John McCollum*||Associate Vice President, Environmental Safety|
|Bill Megathlin*||Director, ESD Information Services|
|Todd Miller*||Sr. Safety & Compliance Officer, Hazardous Waste Compliance|