8 Laboratory Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety Administrative Responsibilities Employees are expected to follow all applicable practices and procedures contained in the Laboratory Safety Manual, complete designated training, and report hazardous and unsafe conditions to the laboratory supervisor, Principal Investigator (PI), Laboratory Safety Contact, or EH&S. Principal Investigators, Laboratory Supervisors, and Instructors are responsible for ensuring that thepoliciesandguidelinesestablished in this manual are strictly followed by all employees, collaborating researchers, visitors, and students under their supervision. Department Chairs are responsible for adopting and implementing the policies within the Laboratory Safety Manual in laboratories under their administrative control. Department chairs must designate a Laboratory Safety Contact for this effort. The department chair shall be the Laboratory Safety Contact unless otherwise designated. The Laboratory Safety Contact assists laboratory supervisors in adapting requirements of the Laboratory Safety Manual to individual laboratories. Assigned duties may include acting as a point of contact with EH&S, providing information and consultation on laboratory safety requirements, disseminating information published by EH&S, facilitating laboratory safety surveys, and conveying departmental information and concerns to EH&S. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) develops compliance assistance programs for ISU based on federal, state, and local rules and regulations. EH&S oversees the adoption and implementation of the Laboratory Safety Manual by individual departments. EH&S will designate a university Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) to oversee the laboratory safety program. The Office for Responsible Research ensures compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations related to research, while overseeing the following compliance committees: • Human - Institutional Review Board (IRB) • Biohazards - Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) • Animals - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) • Radiation - Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) Students are expected to observe all applicable safety practices and procedures contained in this Laboratory Safety Manual, complete designated trainings, and report any unsafe or hazardous conditions to the laboratory supervisor, PI, laboratory safety contact, or EH&S.