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Welcome to the University of Miami's Laboratory Safety Program

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) have developed a program to help Laboratory personnel in implementing good laboratory practices in their laboratory. Implementation of good lab practices creates a safe laboratory environment and promotes compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations, standards and guidelines.

The OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR§1910.1450) is the most relevant regulation applicable to the Laboratory activities. Compliance with this regulation is the primary directive of the Laboratory Safety Program and is mandatory for all laboratory personnel.

For more information on the laboratory safety program and policies please visit the University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan. This plan includes the Chemical Hygiene plan document, the University of Miami Right To Know Law and Hazard Communication policies, and the OSHA Lab Standard.

To view the Chemical Hygiene Plan:
BSD-045 - Laboratory Safety Program

MEMORANDUM to ALL Laboratory Personnel for Hurricane Preparations for Laboratories:
Hurricane Preparations for Laboratories

To view the Biological Agent Registration Form:
Biological Agent Registration Form

To view the Safety Kit Requirements:
Biohazards Spill Kit
Chemical Spill Kit
First Aid Kit

To view the Laboratory Safety Self Assessment Worksheet:
Laboratory Safety Self Assessment Worksheet

University of Miami Freezer Facility in the Viciana Warehouse:
University of Miami Freezer Facility

Our staff is always ready to assist you in any safety concerns, regarding the safe handling of a chemical or biological agents, or any other concern regarding safety in the laboratory. For assistance contact EHS at 305-243-3269, and ask for .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).