Laboratory Safety

The Laboratory Safety program oversees safety and compliance in all Radford University research and teaching laboratory spaces to reduce the risk of injury and exposure, decrease the risk of property loss, lessen the likelihood of lost research, and minimize environmental damage.

Laboratory safety practices include appropriate facilities and equipment, adequate training, personal protective equipment, chemical management, standard operating procedures, waste handling, signage, proper laboratory practices and safe working conditions. Laboratory safety helps protect the campus community of students, faculty, staff and visitors, and includes oversight for compliance and safety, training and outreach, institutional support for incident response, building design, and collaboration with university committees.

You can find detailed information about laboratory safety practices in the Radford University Chemical Hygiene Plan/Laboratory Safety Manaul, including state regulations, Radford University programs/policies, and safe work practices.

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