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Laboratory Safety

Occupational Safety and Health Programs provides services for laboratory personnel performing laboratory tasks and activities associated with clinical, diagnostic, basic science, animal research, and teaching laboratories. Annual laboratory safety inspections are completed to include lab personnel, prinicipal investigators, and other lab support to ensure safe practices and regulation compliance, and prevent injury. Please find valuable resources for worker health and safety AND contacts for specific laboratory safety concerns below.

laboratory safety resources

Laboratory Relocation and Setup Procedures        Lab Equipment Surplus Form        Laboratory Safety Certification Statement 

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory (National Academy of Sciences 2011)

Chemical Safety                                       Personal Protective Equipment                              Occupational Safety Manual      

SDS Search                                           Chemical Waste Pick-up Request                         Green Chemistry             

Bloodborne Pathogens Protocols                          Eyewash/Shower Fact Sheet

Chemical Hygiene Plan                          Hazardous Communication Program

Fume Hood Maintenance and Removal Form                                                                         

Laboratory animal research

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (The National Academies Press 2011)

MUSC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Administration of Chemicals/Hazardous Substances to Animals

Administration of Biological Materials to Animals

BIOSAFety in laboratories

Laboratory Safety Protocols                Laboratory Inspections                  Recommendations for BSL-2 Labs

Biosafety Cabinets                                IBC Applications                             Shipping Infectious Agents and Hazardous Materials

MUSC Institutional Biosafety Committee


                            Lab Safety Coordinator                               
                              Chloe Backman                                             
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