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ACES Safety Committee

ACES Safety Committee

The Dean of ACES appoints membership to the ACES Safety Committee, a standing committee of the college which reports directly to the dean.  The ACES Safety Committee is charged to provide advice and recommend policies and procedures concerning safety issues that affect College operations.   A partial listing of responsibilities includes:

  • Consider policies and procedures pertaining to occupational safety and health issues.
  • Render advice in consideration of requests for space and facilities for research involving materials and/or activities impacted by occupational safety and health regulations.
  • Consider policies and procedures pertaining to the safe handling, transport, use and disposal of biological materials.
  • Recommend policies and procedures for safe operation of farm equipment.
  • Recommend policies and procedures for safe operation of scientific equipment, when required.
  • Make other safety and training recommendations as appropriate.

Members of the 2016-2017 ACES Safety Committee are:

Richard L. “Rick” Atterberry, ACES Information Technology and Communication Services

Joseph E. Barron, Animal Sciences

Steven E. Ford, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Jay C. Hayek, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Brian E. Jacobson, Food Science and Human Nutrition

Vickie L. Jarrell, ACES Office of Research and the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station; ACES Safety Coordinator, vjarrell@illinois.edu

Joseph G. LaTessa, ACES Office of Research and the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station

Darcy R. Meents, Human Development and Family Studies

Timothy A. Mies, Crop Sciences

Daniele L. Frerichs, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Robert A. Aherin, Chair, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Monica A. Miller, ex officio, Division of Research Safety

Prasanta K. Kalita, ex officio, ACES Academic Programs

Rebecca L. Lauher, ex officio, Public Safety

Jeremy D. Neighbors, ex officio, Safety and Compliance