Office of Research and Project Administration
The following is posted on behalf of Janet Ives,
To: Grant Administrators and Principal Investigators
Subject: Department of Defense Funding
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) has just launched a new web page directed at obtaining a "Certificate of Environmental Compliance" for Department of Defense funding. The link to this important information is as follows: http://www.safety.rochester.edu/DODenvironcompliance.htm
The Director of Environmental Health and Safety will issue a signed “Certificate” only 1) if the laboratory, including the Principal Investigator, is in compliance with applicable employee health, safety, and environmental laws and regulations; and 2) if adequate information (see below) is provided to demonstrate compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.
In order to obtain the EH&S Director’s signature the following information must be submitted to Janet Ives, Biosafety Officer, or Bob Passalugo, Chemical Safety Officer, a minimum of 5 working days prior to proposal submission date.
Once the Principal Investigator Safety Plan has been received by EH&S, an appointment will be made for a lab inspection and lab safety training records will be reviewed.
Progress with uploading MSDSs into the University’s electronic MSDS database will also be reviewed and considered prior to issuing the signed “Certificate”.
Thank you very much; and if you have questions about obtaining a signed DOD CEC, please feel free to contact me directly.
Janet M. Ives