Office of Laboratory and Field Safety

​​​Central Michigan University is committed to providing safe, healthy laboratory environments and field work experiences.  As part of this commitment, our faculty and staff are active in creating and maintaining safety programs with the support of the Deans, Vice President of Research, and Provost. 

Office of Laboratory and Field Safety Staff:

Jennifer Walton, Ph.D., CIH             
Foust Hall 104
Kevin Russell, MT(ASCP), CHSP
Industrial Hygienist
Foust Hall 108D
Tom Schultz M.S.
Lab Manager/Biosafety Officer
Brooks Hall 132
Shannon Nichols
Student Assistant
Foust Hall 104

Lab Start Up Items:

  1. New lab workers must receive a site-specific orientation to the lab space. This must be documented using a the Lab Safety Training Record and forwarded to Shannon Nichols, Student Assistant (Foust 104 or
  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. This must be documented and posted on the lab door using the Emergency Number Posting
  3. Lab are regulated by Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA). The location of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) must be documented on a sign and posted in the lab space using the Right to Know Safety Data Sheet Posting.
  4. For unattended lab operations, lab workers must fill out an Unattended Lab Operations form and post near the area of operations for responding officials to get information in the event of an emergency.
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