- Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships
- Office of Research Compliance, Integrity & Safety
- Laboratory Safety
- General Lab Safety
General Lab Safety
To determine what type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shall be worn in the laboratory for specific projects, participants and personnel should refer to the Hazard Assessment for Personal Protective Equipment.
Fume hoods shall be tested and maintained according to federal and state guidelines. get more information about Fume Hood Maintenance.
Information regarding operating laboratory equipment and completing standard procedures is provided and shall be done in conformance with the NIU Standard Operating Procedure Template.
Lab procedures should be read carefully and understood completely in order to assess the potential hazardous. Assessments shall be done in conformance with the Hazard Assessment
In the occurrence of an accident in the lab, the Accident Reporting Procedure documentation must be completed.
Rules regarding food and drink in laboratories shall be done in conformance with Food and Drink Policy in Research Laboratories.
The laboratory setting poses potential emergencies or dangerous situations. In case of emergency, emergency procedures must be followed to ensure the safety of all in the laboratory. Please refer to the Laboratory Emergency Disaster Plan.
Lab participants shall be notified of potential hazards and completely understand lab procedures and policies. Compliance must be recorded via a sign-in sheet or other form of documentation.