The LSC meets periodically to provide oversight, review metrics and make recommendations to improve laboratory safety and maintain a positive safety culture at VCU. The committee focuses on overall accident and injury reduction, chemical safety and physical hazards. It fills the space between VCU’s Radiation Safety Committee and Biosafety Committee. The LSC also evaluates safety in other areas that are grant funded and academic in nature, including art safety, field research safety, teaching labs, and machine/shop safety. Additional concerns identified by Environmental Health and Safety may be brought to the committee for review. The LSC has representation from all Schools and Colleges on campus and is chaired by a senior faculty member at VCU.