The Chemical and Environmental Safety Committee meets on the third Wednesday of every other month from 9:00-11:00 am. Please refer to the meeting schedule for exact dates and locations. 


The UCSF Chemical and Environmental Safety Committee (CESC) is appointed by the Vice Chancellor of Research in accordance with UCSF Policy 550-24. This committee will:

  1.  Evaluate technical and safety related aspects of the use of chemicals with impact on the UCSF community;
  2.  Establish policies, procedures, and practices governing the use of chemicals at UCSF;
  3.  Advise the Chancellor on relevant matters related to chemical safety;
  4.  Assist in the development and implementation of a Chemical Hygiene Plan that satisfies the conditions of California Code of Regulations Title 8 Section 5191, ‘Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories’;
  5.  Meet regularly to review the current Chemical Safety Program and to consider chemical safety issues identified through the EH&S Campus Safety Program, employee complaints, accidents, or near miss events.

The responsibilities, organization, and activities of the CESC are detailed in the CESC charter.

Members


Henry VanBrocklin, Ph.D.

Chair of CESC

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging


Nick Paras, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor

Vice-Chair of CESC

Department of Neurology


Brian Smith, Ex Officio

Associate Vice Chancellor - Research Infrastructure and Operations, Office of Research

Interim Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer


Jay Conrad, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology


Peyton Jacob, Ph.D., Research Chemist

Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Department of Psychiatry


Francis Szoka, Ph.D.

Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences


John P. Kane, M.D., Ph.D. 

Professor of Medicine of Biochemistry and Biophysics


Robert Kosnik, M.D., Ex Officio

Medical Director, Occupational Health Program


Mark Freiberg, Executive Director

Environment, Health and Safety


Douglas Dresnek, Chemical Safety and Industrial Hygiene Program Manager

Environment, Health and Safety


Travis Clark, Environmental Program Manager

Environment, Health and Safety


Caroline Hedge, Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer

Environmental, Health and Safety


Tim Orozco, Hazardous Materials Manager

Environment, Health and Safety


Kelly Nguyen, Campus Program Manager

Environment, Health and Safety


Andrew Chung, Chemical Hygiene Officer

Environment, Health and Safety


Sandeep N. Raikar, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology


Helene Viart, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology


Barbara Woods, Committee Coordinator

Environment, Health and Safety