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Purpose of This Site
To encourage personal accountability and compliance with best practice standards for Laboratory Safety; to be in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) guidelines.
This site provides links to Environmental Health and Safety web site, lab safety training sites, general information for working safely in a laboratory setting and operating departmental autoclaves. It is intended to supplement, but not replace, your laboratory’s Chemical Hygiene Plan (LCHP).
Principal Investigators are responsible for ensuring that their laboratory workers attend or view Laboratory Safety Trainings provided by EHS and work safely in the lab. They may designate a person to do the day to day lab safety training oversight but the PI is ultimately responsible for the safety of all laboratory workers working in their lab.
More specifically, Principal Investigators or their designee is expected to do the following:
Everyone, undergraduates, graduate students, staff members and faculty working in research laboratories are expected to: