UW Research

Laboratory Safety Consultation



Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides free consultations to researchers setting up, moving or closing a lab with hazardous materials. The consultation helps researchers to identify ways to:
– Achieve the highest performance rating on lab safety surveys
– Meet federal, state and local compliance requirements
– Reduce the risk of injury and exposure
– Decrease the risk of property loss
– Lessen the likelihood of lost research
– Minimize environmental damage


Service: EH&S provides guidance on training, personal protective equipment, chemical management, hazard communication, standard operating procedures, waste handling, safety equipment, signage, ventilation and other safety topics to researchers setting up laboratories with hazardous materials (including biological, chemical, and/or radiological substances).

Keywords: General

lab safety, lab setup, chemical, biological, radiation, radiological, compliance, regulatory, EH&S, EHS, consultation

Keywords: Specific

lab safety consultation, lab safety survey