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 (pdf)

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

Laboratory Inspection Form (pdf)

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

Recommended Practice on Hand Creams and Hand Lotions in the Research Laboratory (link and pdf)

Research and Laboratory Safety Guide (pdf)

Use of Fume Hoods Guide (link and pdf)

Use of Laboratory and Shop Sinks Guide (pdf)

Total Laboratory Safety Training at Tufts (link and pdf)


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