Terms of Reference:
The Committee provides specialist advice and guidance on the use of genetically modified organisms and infectious agents at work. Its purpose is to:
(a) Review the policy on and arrangements for biological Health and Safety matters including control of hazards associated with pathogenic organisms.
(b) Make recommendations to the Health and Safety Management Group on policy and arrangements required under current or proposed biological Health and Safety regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance.
(c) Act as the Statutory Committee for oversight of Genetic Modification.
(d) Form Project Groups to review and report back to the Committee on specific issues.
(e) Oversee the investigation of incidents arsing from or associated with biological agents at work and the preparation of reports and recommendations to the Health and Safety Management Group.
(f) Commission specific reports necessary for specialist advice.
|Chair:||Senior Academic||Professor M Valvano|
|Ex Officio:||Chair, Health and Safety Consultative Committee (Acting)||Mr R McElnay|
|University Biological Safety Officer||Dr D Norwood|
|Deputy Biological Safety Officer||
|One Member of Technical staff||
Dr M McCaigue
|Occupational Health Physician||Ms J O'Rourke|
|University Safety Manager||Mrs L Smith|
|Trade Union Safety Representatives||
Dr M McCaigue
Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research
Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
School of Biological Sciences
Professor A Margariti
Dr A Mousnier
Dr M Robinson
Professor I Grant
Relevant University Officers
|Serviced by:||University Safety Service|
|Reports to:||Health and Safety Management Group|
|Receives reports from:||
University Biological Safety Officer
Updated November 2021