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Laboratory Safety Resources

Safety tips, webpages, ideas, anything safety-wise that you may need.

 

Vertére Chemical Inventory Access Link

Click HERE to access the Vertére Chemical Managing System. If you need more information about this access, please contact the E&ES safety officer, Maria C Marcano (mariacm@umich.edu). If you know your access credentials, remember this system works better on Explorer browser.

 

Know your LabSC

Each lab has a contact person that is responsible for keeping all other lab members informed about procedures and reagent inventorying. They should be able to help or to direct you in the right direction. Click here for the list of the current LabSC.

 

Your Lab's Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)

Get familiar with the Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH) Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), which you can find HERE. You no longer need to keep a hard copy of the entire CHP in the lab. Only the customizable sections, which carry information specific to each lab, are now required in print in the Blue Binder.

 

New Academic Laboratory and Research Safety Policy

The University has launched a new safety policy that seeks to foster and consolidate a culture of safety in the research community. Take a look at the document  Academic_Lab_Research_Safety_Policy.pdf if you want to be informed of the changes associated with this initiative.

 

Reporting Incidents 101

Types of incidents: (1) Anything that affected a person or property. - OSEH would like to know about anything that happens in labs. When an incident carries a health risk or produced property damage, reporting is critical. These are the steps

  • Call 911 if it is an ongoing emergency and follow your emergency procedureb
  • Fill out an Illness or Injury Report Form for Risk Management Services/Work Connections
  • Fill out a Laboratory Incident and Near Miss Report Form for OSEH

Click HERE to access both forms

(2) Anything that could have affected a person or property under other circumstances -This is called a near-miss, and it is important to report for learning and corrective purposes. These types of occurrences  are only reported to OSHE using the same form that can be accessed above.