Safety Committees

The mission of the DRI Laboratory Safety Committee and the Field Safety Committee is "To promote a safe and healthy environment for DRI faculty, staff, students, contractors and visitors by coordinating the provision of programs and services to reduce safety, health and environmental risks in a manner consistent with responsible fiscal and environmental stewardship."

The purpose of the DRI EH&S Committees is to support the mission of the EH&S Office and represent faculty, staff and students. This will be accomplished by:

  1. Acting as advisory body to EH&S Office on specific health and safety issues that come to our attention of the EH&S Office and Committee members*
  2. Assisting EH&S Office by communicating health and safety issues with faculty, staff and students, and vice versa.
  3. Supporting EH&S activities by advising DRI executive staff.
  4. Assisting EH&S Office in developing programs and plans (i.e., compliance-type checklists).

*The committees will not perform oversight or regulatory functions for the EH&S Office.
* * The minutes and members of the DRI EHS Committees are internally accessible.

While the information and recommendations contained on the DRI EH&S web site have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable and is accurate to the best of our knowledge, the EH&S Department and the Desert Research Institute makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required depending on the situation/circumstances. For specific information regarding government regulations, please contact the official regulatory agency.

In addition, our pages contain links to many outside web pages. DRI EH&S is not responsible for the content of those sites. Links do not indicate endorsement, sponsorship, recommendation, or approval by DRI EH&S.

Our EH&S programs, policies and procedures are our own and they may or may not meet the approval of other authorities and regulatory agencies. While we make them freely available to the public by posting them, our material may not be used for the purpose of resale or profit. If you want to use our information verbatim, please send us an email telling how you will be using our materials and provide credit to DRI EH&S.

We also request that if you find broken links or any information posted on the DRI EH&S web pages you believe to be in error, that you let us know at EHS@DRI.EDU, so we can make the appropriate changes. 

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