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Laboratory Safety

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Laboratory Safety Program Summary

WSU’s Laboratory Safety Program strives to minimize the risk of injury or illness to laboratory workers by assisting Principal Investigators and Laboratory Managers with the development of a comprehensive specific safety program. Elements of a comprehensive laboratory safety program include:

  • Laboratory Safety Manual
  • Systematic assessment of hazards within each laboratory and implementation of protective measures. Some of these measures include but are not limited to:
    • Laboratory specific Chemical Hygiene Plan
    • Standard operating procedures for hazardous chemicals or hazardous chemical groups and for hazardous processes and procedures
  • Laboratory signage
  • Development and implementation of other safety and health programs as necessary based on information in the above plans and procedures. These may include but are not limited to:
    • Respiratory protection
    • Pressurized cylinder

 

 

Contacts

Merle Heineke
Director Research Facilities
509-358-7889
merle.heineke@wsu.edu

Chad Trent
Environmental Health & Safety
509-368-6699
chad.trent@wsu.edu
spokane.wsu.edu/ehs