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

Office
617.496.3797


Chiu-Oan Ngooi
Senior Lab Safety Program Officer
617.384.8264

Department Update

The EH&S Lab Waste Management page ehs.harvard.edu/programs/lab-waste-management includes guidance posters and documents on managing wastes such as syringes and other sharps, as well as other wastes generated during chemical, biological and radiological research. 

Did You Know?

September is National Preparedness Month.  Do you know where to find the emergency procedures (with specific emergency contacts) posted in your lab and what you would do if immediate action is needed? An online version of the general Emergency Response Guide for your campus is also available at www.ehs.harvard.edu/programs/emergency-guidance.