Laboratory Safety Week

What is Laboratory Safety Week?

Lab Safety Week is an initiative from CSHEMA (Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association) to promote laboratory health and safety programs on college campuses. Learn more about CSHEMA.

Lab Safety Week is held February 12-16, 2024

Lab Safety Week Events at Penn State:

Event: Get to Know Lab and Research Safety

An opportunity for researchers to provide in-person feedback and ask EHS staff questions on a range of topics, including the Lab Coat initiative, LionSafe, risk assessments, inspection processes, and more.

  • Tuesday, February 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Willaman Gateway (bridge between Life Sciences/Chemistry Building)
  • Wednesday, February 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Millennium Science Complex, 3rd floor Commons Area


Event: EHS Training Lab Open House

EHS welcomes the research community to visit its new onsite training lab where aspects of chemical, biological, and radiological, and fire safety will be demonstrated in upcoming classes.

  • Thursday, February 15, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Steam Services Building, Rooms 212 A and B


Additional Opportunities

  • Lab safety themed puzzle with prizes randomly drawn for those who successfully complete and return to EHS.
    • This puzzle can be completed in person at any of the above events or email the completed puzzle as a pdf or picture to Chad Kuny
  • EHS has released two new videos to promote lab safety at Penn State. See videos below or watch on Kaltura