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             
Director                                                     
Foust Hall 104
(989) 774-4189
ehler1ja@cmich.edu
Kevin Russell, MT(ASCP), CHSP
Industrial Hygienist
Foust Hall 108D
(989) 774-3215
russe1k@cmich.edu
Tom Schultz M.S.
Lab Manager/Biosafety Officer
Brooks Hall 132
(989) 774-3279
schul1te@cmich.edu

Joe Wernet
Industrial Hygienist
Foust Hall 108
(989) 774-3754
werne3j@cmich.edu

Spencer Merucci                                              Student Assistant
Foust Hall 104
(989) 774-4474
labfieldsafety@cmich.edu

Lab Start Up Items:

  1. New lab workers must receive a site-specific orientation to the lab space. This must be documented using the Lab Safety Training Record and forwarded to Foust 104 or labfieldsafety@cmich.edu.
  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. Step 1 - Review the instructions. Step 2 - Fill out the Lab Door Sign Template. Step 3 - Send the completed template to Foust 104 or labfieldsafety@cmich.edu. Step 4 - The Office of Laboratory and Field Safety will print/laminate/post the signs.
  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.