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Empowering Safe Practices Team (ESPT)


LSO Information

  • Responsibilities
    • The LSO serves as a resource for ensuring safe practices in lab
    • Maintain annual and lab-specific training records for all students and post docs in the laboratory
    • Ensure that all persons in the lab adorn the proper PPE at all times
    • Keep laboratory signage and emergency contact information up-to-date
    • Have SOPs for hazardous procedures in the lab readily available
      • Assist in writing and reviewing of laboratory-specific SOPs
      • If an appropriate SOP is not in practice, identify the areas of need
    • Work in collaboration with your lab group to compile all Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly MSDSs, for immediate access in the case of an emergency
    • Ensure the maintenance of group safety equipment such as first aid kits, spill kits, eyewash facilities, etc.
    • Attend LSO training offered by the SPT
  • Mandatory training
    • Required by Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S):
      • Mandatory laboratory safety training requirements ( here)
      • Chemical Safety ( here)
      • Lab-specific training
        • Administered by PI or authorized group member
        • Laid out in SOPs
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