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Date
December 16, 1998
 

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The monthly meeting of the Safety Committee was called to order at 3:40 p.m. by Chair, Richard Long.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Katrina Doolittle, Jeff Arterburn, Leticia Rodriguez, Linda Perez and Richard Long.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. Leticia thanks Katrina for her work on the Safety Survey. Long comments that Katrina has taken lab safety more seriously than other Safety Directors.

NEW BUSINESS:

There wasn’t any new business.

 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.

 Respectfully Submitted,

 Joy Cordova

Student Office Assistant

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