Environmental Health and Safety promotes safety and environmental stewardship through the development and implementation of a variety of environmental, health and safety programs. Your awareness and involvement will help to ensure compliance and the well-being of our campus community.

Laboratory Safety


Stony Brook University places the highest emphasis on protecting the safety and health of all persons who work in or visit our facilities. Stony Brook requires all students, faculty, staff and visitors to strictly adhere to required laboratory safety practices and procedures as established by the Federal, State and University regulations, policies and recognized industry standards. Your awareness and involvement will build a strong safety culture and help assure the success of the academic and research mission of the University. Please visit the EH&S Laboratory Safety website to learn more.

Focus on Lab Safety

Is Your Lab Registered?

Lab Safety Symbols

Principal Investigators are required by University Policy to register their laboratories with the Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). Registration in the EH&S Assistant Database facilitates approvals for research protocols and helps to ensure safety and compliance. The database also provides training requirements and training history for all laboratory personnel, and gives emergency responders critical emergency response information. For more information, go to Laboratory Registration System .

Zika Virus Travel Advisory

Zika Virus

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Students, faculty and staff who are planning travel to a Zika affected area should review the latest CDC Travel Notice Information and practice the enhanced precautions recommended by health experts.
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Hoverboard Restriction

Hover Board Fire

In light of recent reports of fires and the potential for other serious injuries, hoverboards, including self-balancing scooters, battery-operated scooters and hands-free segways, are prohibited in all University buildings, including residence halls. As such, hover boards may not be charged, used or stored in any building.

For more information about this restriction, and to read the hoverboard safety tips, please download the Hoverboard Safety Notice and share it with others.