The University Safety Committee will serve as the central clearinghouse for all issues related to safety. The University Safety Committee, through the chair, will act as an advisory group to the Northern Michigan University administration, for apprising its members of potentially unsafe procedures, practices or conditions, violations; and developing and implementing recommendations for controlling or correcting them. The committee will meet on a regular basis to review compliance with current rules, codes and regulations, and to discuss accident prevention methods, safety education and training. The committee will also discuss, evaluate and implement recommendations on various safety related issues brought to the attention of committee members. Committee members have the responsibility to identify an alternate to attend meetings in his/her absence. Alternates will be sent monthly meeting minutes and will have voting rights.