The primary objectives of the FAMU Environmental Health and Safety Laboratory Safety Program are to promote safe work practices in laboratories and facilitate compliance with State and Federal Regulations regarding Laboratory Safety. This process is facilitated by regular laboratory inspections and training on Hazardous Waste Awareness and Laboratory Safety that all laboratory personnel are required to attend.
Proper use of fume hoods, use of appropriate personal protective equipment, proper storage of chemicals, and timely disposal of hazardous substances, are all essential elements of an effective laboratory safety program that can significantly reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries in science laboratories. All lab personnel should read and understand the FAMU Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan.
Department of Labor | Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Environmental Protection Agency