Clark’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety works with the physical sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and physics) and other University departments to obtain a safe working environment for students, faculty, and administrative staff by conducting ongoing safety and environmental training, providing environmental and safety resource materials, and providing safety and environmental equipment for all laboratory and hazardous work applications.
Anyone might encounter an emergency in the course of their normal duties, so it’s important to be prepared.
Each laboratory is responsible for complying with hazardous waste regulations and for following University procedures regarding chemical purchase, inventory, storage, handling, waste collection, segregation, and labeling.
Science Laboratory Safety
From training and testing to the use of personal protective equipment, there are a number of ways to prevent injuries and illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances or conditions.