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

The EH&S Inspection Management System (IMS) will be accessible via the Harvard PIN login process beginning in July 2014, at

Did You Know?

Guidance on refrigeration/freezing of flammable liquids (e.g., alcohols, solvents) in labs is provided here.