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Contact:
michael-blayney

Michael Bryan Blayney
Executive Director
Phone: (847) 491-5581
michael.blayney@northwestern.edu
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About the Office for Research Safety

ORS is a service organization within the Office for Research with specialized knowledge and expertise in biological, chemical and radiological health and safety. ORS manages a broad range of regulatory obligations for Northwestern and works closely with allied departments (Police, Facilities Management, Risk Management, etc.) within the University and in our surrounding communities.  ORS has offices on the Chicago campus (Ward Building) and the Evanston campus (Tech Building).

In 2013, ORS expanded its role by providing hazardous waste management services for the entire University.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Office for Research Safety (ORS) adds value to the extraordinary teaching and research science of Northwestern University through its commitment to high standards and support services.  ORS fulfills its commitment by systematically identifying hazards and controlling risks in the protection of individuals, public health and the environment. With guidance from University compliance committees, ORS provides the management and operational support for laboratory health and safety.

Finding reasonable and effective solutions to everyday health and safety problems—while striving to be consistent and helpful in all our activities—is an important priority for ORS. To renew and strengthen ORS for the future, we value the importance of education, training, certification, scholarship and involvement in our professional societies.  

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