Laboratory Safety

The cornerstone of the Laboratory Safety Program is the Laboratory and Research Safety Plan (LRSP) which includes the Unit Specific Plan and accompanying Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The LRSP has been developed to promote the safety of employees, students and visitors working in laboratories and research areas across the University.  The plan provides guidelines for prudent practices and procedures for the safe management of chemicals and other hazards possible in the laboratory/research setting, and for work practices regarding equipment and personal protective equipment that are capable of protecting individuals from potential health hazards.