The work that you perform on campus, and opportunities you provide to staff is invaluable. We are here to help you proceed safely with your work, and provide additional insurance where needed. Here are a few things that you might need to know:
Setting up a Lab
- Lab Occupancy and Vacancy Procedures
- See all items under Operating a Lab for additional information and requirements
- Contact the Biosafety Officer (994-6998) if you will be working with biohazardous materials
- Contact the Radiation Safety Officer (994-7317) if you will be working with radioactive materials
- Contact the IACUC Program if you will be working with animals in research
- Contact the Laser Safety Officer (994-7261) if you will be working with lasers
- Minimum Training Requirements - additional training may be required based on the work
in your lab: contact the Safety Officer listed above for more information
- Hazard Communication - If chemicals will be used in the lab - Online | Classroom Calendar
- Laboratory Safety - Anyone working in a laboratory setting - Online | Classroom Calendar
- Compressed Gas Cylinders - If you will have compressed gas cylinders in the lab - Online | Classroom Calendar
- Bloodborne Pathogens - If you will work with human blood - Online | Classroom Calendar
- Carcinogens - If you will work with carcinogens or potential carcinogens - Request Training
- Fume Hood Safety - If you will work in a fume hood - Online | Classroom Training Request
- Youth in Laboratory Guidelines
- Visitors and Volunteers in Laboratories
- Insurance Coverage for Transporting/Shipping High-Value Equipment
- Hazardous Waste Procedures
- Chemical Disposal Guidelines
- Safety Data Sheets - Each work area must have an SDS for all hazardous chemicals within their work area, accessible for employees.
- Chemical Hygiene Plan Template - Each work area must have a CHP completed, posted, and have employees trained on its contents.
- Chemical Inventory Template - Each work area must have a current chemical inventory.
- Hazard Warning Signage - Use this packet to request University approved door postings which meet OSHA requirements and Biosafety requirements.
- Laboratory Self-Inspection Sheet
- OSHA Lab Safety Guidelines - Short publication by OSHA on their requirements to meet their standards and maintain a safe lab space.
- Chemical Labeling Requirements
- Foreign Travel Requirements - Faculty/Staff traveling internationally must complete the requirements at least 2 weeks prior to departure, preferably prior to plane ticket purchase.
Vacating a Lab
Here are a few quick links:
If you operate machinery in a lab, please visit our Industrial Safety page which will outline safety requirements.
Please note that any personal belongings (i.e. personal laptops, personal lamps, personal jewelry) are not covered by MSU insurance.