Laboratory Safety

?Safety in the laboratory is of prime importance to those working in and around the laboratory.?Nipissing University has established? safety?policies,?practices and?procedures?in addition to?environmental controls to ensure a safe work environment for students, employees?and visitors in the laboratory. ?

All laboratory personnel should know the procedures for working safely and how to respond to emergencies. ?Laboratory personnel must always be aware of:

  • ?The locations of emergency telephone numbers,
  • The locations and use of emergency eyewash stations and safety showers,
  • The locations and use of spill kits (chemical and biological),
  • The location of and how to access applicable MSDS
  • Glassware washing procedures,
  • Limits on volumes of flammable and combustible liquids in their labs,
  • Special requirements applicable to biohazardous substances,
  • Hazardous waste disposal guidelines,
  • SOPs for all applicable procedures and protocols.
  • Emergency exits and evacuation routes,
  • The locations of evacuation pull stations and fire extinguishers,
  • The locations of gas shut-off valves

To that end, Nipissing University has instituted a mandatory Laboratory training program applicable to all individuals working in a laboratory environment. More information about Laboratory Safety Training can be found by?clicking on the link below.

Laboratory Safety Training?

For information relating to Biosafety, please click on the link below.?