The monthly meeting of the
Safety Committee was called to order at 3:40 p.m. by Chair, Richard Long.
Katrina Doolittle, Jeff Arterburn, Leticia Rodriguez, Linda Perez and Richard
The memo concerning the
Safety Survey and the potential assistance from Dr. Kevin Boberg to Dr. Cunningham was signed by everyone and
given to Dr. Cunningham. Richard
Long, Katrina Doolittle, and Kevin
Boberg had a meeting with Dr. Cunningham and discussed the options for
conducting such survey. Katrina
met with Dr. Dennis Clayson (Economics) about the type of sampling plan needed
to administer the Safety Survey. Katrina
reported a full census could be done with a response rate of about 25%. Doing either a sampling plan or a full survey will be costly.
If a sample is done, we need to designate divisions and sample only
those who are at high risk. Those who work in departments such as history or
the secretarial staff do not need to be surveyed.
There could be three or four divisions.
The divisions discussed by the committee were Facilities, Academic
Sciences, Academic Non-Science and Emergency. Leticia
Rodriguez stated that
Marium Myers could help with identifying different groups. Leticia suggested contacting building monitors to survey the Branch Campuses.
Funding of the survey was discussed but cost
depends on the sampling plan (number of participants).
Long informs the Committee
that he attended a meeting in November and had requests for NMSU Guide to Lab
Safety from a variety of universities.
Linda Perez asks if she
should start a Safety Newsletter? Katrina
states that Graham already sends one out, but maybe a target group newsletter
would be more effective.
Leticia thanks Katrina for
her work on the Safety Survey. Long comments that Katrina has taken lab safety
more seriously than other Safety Directors.
There wasn’t any new
There being no further
business, Richard Long adjourned the meeting at 4:35 p.m.
The next University Safety Committee meeting will be February 17, 1999.
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