UNMC Laboratory Safety
All research laboratories are required to be in compliance with federal, state, and university requirements. Information about laboratory safety policies and procedures can be found in the UNMC Laboratory Safety Manual. Additional resources are available on the Lab Safety Resources page.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Environmental Health & Safety.
Laboratory Safety Training
- Laboratory Safety Training -This eLearning module is a general overview of laboratory safety. The module will soon be available with captioning for accessibility requirements.
- Laboratories should also conduct lab-specific training within their laboratories to address all hazards that are applicable to the research being conducted, including chemical, biological, and radiation safety. Please use the Laboratory Safety Training Record to document lab-specific training conducted.
Laboratory Safety Audits
The primary purpose for annual laboratory safety audits is to ensure all laboratory principal investigators, staff, and students are conducting research safely and in accordance with the EPA and OSHA regulations applicable to research laboratories. Annual laboratory safety audits are conducted by EHS and should be viewed as a positive management tool that provides the user and UNMC with an opportunity to assess environmental impacts and correct any potential problems prior to a regulatory inspection.
- Laboratory Safety Audit Guide - The information provided in the laboratory safety audit guide is a supplement of standards and explanations to the audit items organized by category on the laboratory safety audit checklist. The explanations provided are supported by government and/or state regulations or are considered to be best practices by accredited and respected resources.
- Laboratory Safety Audit Checklist - The laboratory safety checklist covers EPA and OSHA regulations. The checklist should be reviewed by the laboratory PI and all laboratory personnel. Laboratory safety audits are conducted annually by EHS.