Laboratory and Field Safety

​​​Central Michigan University is committed to maintaining safe, healthy laboratory environments.  As part of this commitment, our faculty and staff are active in creating and maintaining safety programs with the support of the Deans and Provost.  If you have any questions, please contact the Director, Office of Laboratory and Field Safety:

Jennifer Walton
Foust Hall 104


Lab Notices:

  1. Supervisors must file a Safety Training Record with the Department for each new employee. 
  2. Every lab door must have a posting with the names of responsible individuals. This is critical information that is needed when emergencies occur in the lab space or when safety issues arise.

  3. Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration - Right to Know Safety Data Sheet Posting

  4. For Unattended Lab Operations, please fill out this template and post near the area of operations for responding officials to get information in the event of an emergency.   


Lab Safety References:

CDC Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories

March 2012 - M U S I C Newsletter - Global Harmonization System

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard - MI Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 

OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidance


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