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Laboratory Safety Manual

As part of continuing efforts to provide a safe and healthful workplace for students, visitors and employees, Auburn University has implemented this Lab Safety Manual (LSM). The LSM is a written program that defines procedures and control measures that should be observed by all individuals in laboratories to ensure safe work practices and protect employees from health hazards associated with the use of chemicals in the workplace. The LSM is a uniform reference for administrative procedures, engineering controls, and safe work practices that protect laboratory personnel from hazards associated with laboratory chemicals.

The LSM does not substitute the need for individual laboratories to have written standard operating procedures (SOP) pertinent to the work conducted. Principle Investigators (PI) have a duty to ensure that employees, students, and volunteers within their work areas are aware of the LSM, and that they understand and follow all provisions of the LSM that apply to their work, and all laboratory-specific SOPs.

The primary objectives of the LSM are:

  • Maintain a safe environment for all faculty, staff, students, and the visiting public.
  • Provide the necessary facilities, staff, and equipment for safety.
  • Protect the environment from hazardous chemicals and wastes.
  • Institute a Lab Safety Manual.
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements that would impact laboratory functions.
Download the Lab Safety Manual

Contact Information

David Acker, CIH
Associate Director Laboratory & Radiation Safety
Catherine Situma, Ph.D., CSP, CCHO
Laboratory Safety Program Manager
Sevgi Kucuktas, Ph.D
Radiation Safety Officer, Laser Safety Officer
Deepika Suresh
Biological Safety Officer, Lab Safety Specialist
Deepika Suresh
Biological Safety Officer, Lab Safety Specialist
Heath Hardison
Laboratory Safety Specialist
Jessica Powell
Laboratory Safety Specialist
Steven Price
Radiation Safety Specialist
Teyei Datiri
Safety & Health Technician