Laboratory Safety

Overview

The University of Notre Dame strives to make the research and teaching environment one in which hazards are known and the associated risks are minimized by proper procedures, protocols and equipment. RMS works in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to promote safe and healthful laboratory environments that will support both the University's teaching and research missions.   

It is the University’s intention to protect the health and safety of students, employees and the public by providing access to information regarding the safe handling of chemicals and other hazards that are present in the workplace. 

Written Programs

Training Requirements

All personnel who work in laboratories with hazardous materials or physical hazards must complete Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Parts 1, 2 and 3 in complyND initially.  Lab Safety Refresher training is required annually after the initial training.

Faculty are required to take Faculty Lab Safety Training annually after completing the initial lab safety training program.

Special hazards in the lab may require additional training.     

Please visit our Training page for more information on complyND.

Resources

Pre-Assessment Documents

Laboratory Safety and PPE Equipment Links

Joint Assessments

Safety Walk-Throughs

Regulatory Requirements

Responsibilities