Institutional Lab Safety Board

The mission of the Institutional Lab Safety Board (ILSB) is to advise, improve, and support laboratory safety. The board is composed of faculty members and subject matter experts from across the University. Like the boards governing research with human and animal subjects, the ILSB will enable faculty peers and relevant experts to provide input into the University's practices for responsible conduct of research.

The board will:

  • raise awareness and interest in safety through training.
  • set annual safety improvement goals.
  • define and advise on sanctions for substandard behavior and conditions.
  • be available to assist and guide principal investigators and laboratory members in meeting safety requirements.

Board members include:

  • Jeffrey Campbell, director, Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies
  • Paul Fadel, associate dean for research, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Lisa Greening, associate director, Research Administration - Vice President for Research
  • Sherri McFarland, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Co-Chair
  • Mohammad Najafi, associate professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Co-Chair
  • Michael Roner, associate professor, Department of Biology
  • Ramon Ruiz, assistant director, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Muthu Wijesundara, principal research scientist, UTA Research Institute (UTARI)

Principal investigators and/or responsible individuals are expected to review and become familiar with the Laboratory Principal Investigator Responsibilities Guide. The guide is to be used as a resource and may not be all inclusive. For more information, visit the Environmental Health and Safety website.


UTA's Environmental Health and Safety Office (EH&S) offers comprehensive online training to equip your team with the skills it needs to meet the highest standards of laboratory safety. For laboratory managers who uphold the responsible conduct of research, EH&S has provided the Environmental Health and Safety Training Guide for Laboratories. This matrix supplies a checklist of the trainings that will familiarize your team with proper laboratory safety policies and procedures. To view and register for the online sessions, visit


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