University announces Laboratory Safety Committee

This summer the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering formed a Laboratory Safety Committee to provide faculty and staff input on environmental health and safety concerns specific to the university's laboratories.

The 2009-2010 committee members are:

The committee meets once a month to discuss and work on environmental health and safety issues.

The committee's current projects include:

  • Review of ongoing laboratory safety audit findings to address common concerns
  • Preparation of written safety programs to address high-voltage safety, machine tool operation, optical safety and biosafety in laboratories
  • Review of current and preparation of new department- and school-specific environmental health and safety training for faculty, staff and students
  • Examination of issues related to students, staff and faculty with pre-existing conditions that may affect their health and safety in laboratories
  • Development of guidelines for the proper disposal of stains, gels and buffers used in biology procedures.

If you would like to learn more about the Laboratory Safety Committee or have a laboratory-related environmental health and safety concern that you would like to bring to the committee's attention, contact any of the committee members.