Laboratory Safety

Lab safety is a top priority of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.  This is due to the inherent risks associated with working in a lab at the University that may contain chemicals, compressed gases, infectious agents, radioactive materials or radiation producing equipment.   The professional staff of the EH&S Office is available to consult with anyone working in a lab on how to safely handle these materials.  The EH&S Office routinely offers training on a variety of topics relating to lab safety.  Please feel free to contact us at 442-3495 or during normal business hours in Chemistry B73, if you have any questions regarding lab safety. 


Useful Links for Lab Safety:

National Reseach Council's Prudent Practices in the Laboratory

Access the Updated Book here:
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan

  • Laboratory Decomissioning Policy & Checklist

  • 15 Common Laboratory Inspection Violations

  • Controlled Substance Use Policy

  • Laboratory Security Policy

    Emergency Planning for Research Laboratories

  • Emergencies that may Impact UAlbany Research Laboratories

  • Storm Preparedness Checklist

  • Laboratory Entrance Sign

  • SIRI MSDS DATABASE – University of Vermont

  • OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidelines

  • OSHA Lab Standard

  • Additional Links: