Laboratory Safety

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All laboratory personnel should know the procedures for working safely and how to respond to emergencies.  Laboratory personnel must always be aware of:

  • ​The locations of emergency telephone numbers,
  • The locations and use of emergency eyewash stations and safety showers,
  • The locations and use of spill kits (chemical and biological),
  • The location of and how to access applicable MSDS
  • Glassware washing procedures,
  • Limits on volumes of flammable and combustible liquids in their labs,
  • Special requirements applicable to biohazardous substances,
  • Hazardous waste disposal guidelines,
  • SOPs for all applicable procedures and protocols.
  • Emergency exits and evacuation routes,
  • The locations of evacuation pull stations and fire extinguishers,
  • The locations of gas shut-off valves

To that end, Nipissing University has instituted a mandatory Laboratory training program applicable to all individuals working in a laboratory environment. More information about Laboratory Safety Training can be found by clicking on the link below.

Laboratory Safety Training​

For information relating to Biosafety, please click on the link below.​

Biosafety Information