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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, Angela Dial (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Building Immediate Response Team (BIRT)
Your Lab's Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)
Get familiar with the Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) 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
All reporting is non-punitive. It is an important tool for the UofM community to learn from each other and improve safety practices across the board.
Types of events:
(1) Anything that affected a person or property is an incident.
EHS would like to know about anything that happens in labs. When an event 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 procedure.
If no hospital visit was required:
- Fill out your local paper form and submit it to Maria Marcano's mailbox.
If a hospital visit was required:
- 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 EHS.
(2) Anything that could have affected a person or property under other circumstances is a near-miss
These events are important to report for learning and corrective purposes. These types of occurrences can be reported only locally.