We help Harvard proactively manage biological, chemical, physical, and radiological hazards in academic and research labs. Our goal is to work cooperatively with faculty, scientists, and students to reduce hazards and risks.

Assessing and controlling biological hazards like recombinant and synthetic DNA, infectious agents, and human materials
Minimizing risks associated with using chemicals in labs and support facilities
Emergency Response
Campus-specific guidance and tools about responding to different emergencies
Supporting fire safety measures in Harvard's residential, academic, research, and administrative facilities
Safe lab work practices for different hazards, regulatory frameworks, and functional areas
Working safely with ionizing (materials and X-rays) and non-ionizing (lasers, magnets, etc.) sources of radiation

Department Update

The EH&S Training Management System was replaced in July 2016 with the Harvard Training Portal (HTP). This university-level Training Portal includes all your prior EH&S and other Harvard training history, and enables you to keep track of your training assignments, take web-based trainings and register for classroom trainings. For more details and frequently asked questions, visit Training

Did You Know?

A researcher’s arm was lost when a mixture of hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and oxygen gases used as feedstock for a bacterial culture in a tank was ignited by static electricity. Visit Cenblog Safety Zone to read excerpts and the full investigation report.