Safety

Safety

Thoroughly investigating the hazards associated with your experiments and following both Harvard's and generally accepted safety practices are necessary conditions for conducting laboratory research.  This website contains many sources of information to help you meet these two criteria.  

  • Begin with a safety orientation of your lab using our Laboratory Orientation Checklist.
  • Take the required online safety training and book in-class training sessions for biosafety, laser, or radiation safety.
  • Learn what to do in case of an emergency.
  • Read the material safety datasheets for the chemicals involved in your daily research.
  • Get help with safe experimental design, or to assess the hazards of a substance or experiment by contacting the department’s safety officer or Harvard Environmental Health and Safety (EHS).

We hope these resources and our safety staff will enable you to conduct efficient, productive, and safe experimental work in the laboratory.

Questions should be directed to Mathieu Lalonde, Converse 226, 617-496-8285.

Upcoming Safety Training