In an attempt to better serve OSU faculty and staff, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is hosting an informational seminar for those individuals that we call the “Department/Unit Safety Coordinator” (DUSC). You may be asking yourself, who is considered a DUSC? A DUSC in our experience is an individual who has been either appointed by a Department chair or PI as a safety liaison that represents a Department, PI, or a unit safety committee or who is a person who on their own has taken on general safety issues for their department or unit. This person often works with EH&S on various issues ranging from laboratory safety and fire inspections, to obtaining special use authorizations, hazardous waste pickups or wanting to schedule an ergonomic evaluation.
This upcoming seminar will highlight important topics relevant to laboratory OSU personnel. Compliance issues as well as informational topics will be discussed in addition to providing a forum for networking with other department safety coordinators. We believe that at times a DUSC may feel uninformed or somewhat alone when faced with safety issues. This seminar will help bridge this information gap and allow them to interact with the EH&S staff as well as their peers.
If you are a Department chair, you may have received similar email notices in the past requesting verification of the name(s) of your DUSC. We have taken your recommendations, though our contact list may need updating, so please forward to the correct staff members and let us know who you wish to add to the distribution list. Please encourage your department’s DUSC to attend this seminar.
Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00am to 11:45am
Memorial Union Building (MU), 049 (Horizon Room)
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331