Student Laboratory Safety
Student lab safety
Lincoln University is committed to providing a safe laboratory environment for its faculty, staff, students and visitors. EHS's goal is to minimize the risk of injury or illness to laboratory workers by ensuring that they have the training, information, and support needed to work safely in the laboratory. It is the responsibility of each instructor/PI to ensure that students have been made aware of basic safety rules and the location or emergency equipment in labs that students will be working in. EHS will provide information on safety and basic lab techniques instructional videos to students to supplement information provided by instructors.
Laboratory operations involve the use of hazardous chemicals and equipment, which may pose health hazards and physical hazards to laboratory personnel. These hazards can be managed or minimized through appropriate facilities, protocols and knowledgeable personnel, the foundations of practicing safe science. Regulations which address these issues are intended to formalize existing protocols and training practices. These protocols, practices and regulatory issues regarding research, are routinely practiced and addressed in the private sector. Thus, implementation, enhances the academic experience of our students and prepares students to recognize regulatory aspects of research operations at Lincoln University and elsewhere.