From: "Chance, Brandon" <brandon.chance**At_Symbol_Here**QATAR.TAMU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Need Examples of Disciplinary Procedures/Enforcement Process for Faculty
Date: August 30, 2012 11:20:09 PM EDT
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We are in a relatively new building with RFID Access card systems for all of our research labs. It just so happens that the HSSE office also controls the access system. If a lab is in violation of EHS policies, government policies, or is found to have an extremely unsafe condition within their lab, then access for the PI and all of the researchers is removed. Although HSSE is allowed to remove access if any of the above are violated, internal policy dictates that only the Dean's office can issue orders for access reinstatement. Usually the PI is forced to provide new SOPs, proof of retraining, and/or a corrective action plan before the Dean's office allows access to be turned back on.

In my 3 years in the HSSE group, we have only used this a few times and those particular labs are now amoung our best performers. Nothing gets a PIs attention faster than instantly and completely halting research operations. Our tenure and review process does not officially mention safety, but contracts do have a statement in them that mention "Étermination due to failure to follow university policies". My HR department has to told me that this can include HSSE written policy.

Along those same lines, when a faculty member is up for review, in many cases the program chair or Dean comes to our department and requests information regarding the history of the faculty member's research lab, his/her general attitude for safety, and if he/she enforces safety rules in the student labs. Although I am not sure how much of an impact that our department has on final decisions, we at least feel like our voice is heard.

I hope this helps,

Brandon Chance, M.S.

Safety and Environmental Compliance Manager
Office of Building Operations & HSSE
Texas A&M University at Qatar

PO Box 23874 | Doha, Qatar
TAMUQ Building Room 225E | Education City

(o) +974.4423.0495 | (m) +974.6668.3552 | SkypeIn USA 001.281.764.1776

It's Time For Texas A&M

From: "Mary M. Cavanaugh" >
Reply-To: DCHAS-L >
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:17 PM
To: "DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU" >
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Need Examples of Disciplinary Procedures/Enforcement Process for Faculty

Hello, I'm looking for examples of any universities that have disciplinary procedures or an enforcement process that they use for FACULTY who violate federal/state regulations or internal EHS policies.

For example, have any universities incorporated compliance with EHS into their tenure & review policies on a university-wide basis? How about on a department-wide basis?

What other approaches have any of you at universities used? Were they more or less successful than the standard approach of "talk to the chair; if that doesn't work talk to the dean; if that doesn't work talk to the provost; if that doesn't work pick another battle."

If you prefer to reply offline, my email is cavanaughmm**At_Symbol_Here**
Mary M. Cavanaugh CIH
University Industrial Hygienist
Occupational Health Programs Manager
Office of Environmental Health, Safety, & Emergency Management
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32114
Phone 828.262.6838
Fax 828.262.6914
Email cavanaughmm**At_Symbol_Here**

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