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 .

Health Advisory - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)


MERS is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. Most people infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Many of them have died. If you are traveling to or from the Republic of Korea (South Korea), or the Arabian Peninsula, and had close contact with someone with MERS, you should take precautions. For more information, go to Health Advisory About Middle East Respiratory Syndrome