Laboratory Health and Safety

Program Areas

Biological Safety
Biosafety Support

Chemical Safety

Environmental Management
Hazardous Chemical Waste
Wastewater Management (Sink Disposal Restrictions)

Radiation Safety


Additional Guidance Documents

Emergency Eyewash and Emergency Shower Guide

Experiment Hazard Assessment Tool for Tufts University

Laboratory Decommissioning or “Close Out” Policy, Procedure, and Form

Laboratory Safety Inspection Form for Tufts University

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Chemical Resistant Glove Guide
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Plan for Tufts University
• Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Selection Guide
• Respiratory Protection Program for Tufts University

Recommended Practice on Hand Creams and Hand Lotions in the Research Laboratory

The A to Z of Laboratory Safety at Tufts University 

Use of Fume Hoods Guide

Use of Laboratory and Shop Sinks Guide

Total Laboratory Safety Training at Tufts


Additional References

OSHA Lab Safety 
• OSHA Lab Safety: Laboratory Safety Guidance
• OSHA Lab Safety: Autoclaves/Sterilizers
• OSHA Lab Safety: Chemical Fume Hoods
• OSHA Lab Safety: Cryogens and Dry Ice
• OSHA Lab Safety: Electrical Hazards
• OSHA Lab Safety: Latex Allergy

• OSHA Fact Sheet: Laboratory Safety Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders
• OSHA Fact Sheet: Working Safely with Nanomaterials

• OSHA Standard Interpretations: 08/08/2002 – Applicable OSHA standards and safety considerations for microwave device use in a laboratory