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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, which may include:

  • Laboratory safety manual
  • Laboratory signage
  • 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
  • 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




Merle Heineke
Director of Research Facilities

Chad Trent
Environmental Health & Safety

Ze Liu
Scientific Assistant

Megan Chastain
Scientific Assistant