General Lab Safety

General Lab Safety

EH&S promotes safe work practices in laboratories that cross multiple regulatory frameworks, departments and functional areas. This diverse subject matter includes the design and setup of laboratories, orientation of new personnel, inventory management, personal protective equipment, multi-media/multi-program inspections, waste management, various EH&S trainings and shipping/transporting research materials.

Department Contact


Chiu-Oan Ngooi
Senior Lab Safety Program Officer

Department Update

EH&S has posted guidance for the design and operation of general lab ventilation systems and chemical fume hoods, based on best practices and consensus standards.

Did You Know?

Shutting the sash of chemical fume hoods that are not in use both promotes safety by containing the impact of any over-pressurization or splashing of chemicals and saves energy in the case of modern variable air volume hoods.