Laboratory Safety Committee (LSC)
The LSC is established to create a safe and healthy environment for the campus community...The LSC helps facilitate the management of environmental, health, safety risks, and regulatory deficiencies by recommending corrective actions and interventions to campus leadership by promoting a safe and responsible laboratory safety program...
Areas Covered Under the LSC
All Cal State LA departments that handle hazardous material in a laboratory setting or are considered hazardous waste generators are required to comply with Cal State LAs polices and guidelines. Additional affected departments may include any department involved with the repair, maintenance, service, of any machine, equipment, laboratory, or area that by virtue of location or use may represent a legitimate concern for issues associated with exposure to hazardous materials or any entity charged with the provision of services to any location posted with any type of hazardous material/waste sign, label, or other notification indicating the presence of hazardous materials.
Committee meetings are held on the second Friday of September, December, March, and June. Only members and guests are allowed to attend. For a meeting to occur the meeting must have a least a quorum of voting members. If no quorum is reached another meeting will be scheduled.
Meeting Minutes and Agendas
Previous meeting minutes and agendas are stored under the LSC Microsoft Team. Only current voting members have access to this information.
Below are some additional references that may be useful when working in a laboratory.
- AP 426: Laboratory Safety Committee
- Chemical Hygiene Plan (under review)
- Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §1910.1450, “The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Lab Standard”
- Title 8, California Code of Regulations (CCR) §5191, “Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories”
- Title 8, CCR, Article 110, §5200-5220 regulated carcinogens including, but not limited to
- Title 8, CCR, §5154.1, “Ventilation Requirements for Laboratory-Type Hood Operations”