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Contact:

Markus Schaufele

Markus Schaufele
Director, ORS Evanston
Phone: (847) 491-5581
m-schaufele@northwestern.edu
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General Lab Safety Information

The safe operation of laboratories is regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) among other regulations. All laboratory rooms, principal investigators and laboratory workers are registered in the Northwestern Safety Information System (NSIS). There are also special registration requirements for lasers. The laboratory compliance guidelines at Northwestern are listed on this and related pages.

Responsibility for maintaining related safety guide lines and coordinating the laboratory safety program is assigned to ORS.

Engineering Controls

Radiofrequency and Microwave Hazards

Magnetic Fields

Electrical Safety - DOE Handbook

Electrophoresis/Sequencing Equipment

Chemical Fumehood Handbook

Laboratory Equipment

Nip Points, Rotating Shafts or Belts

Laboratory Doors


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Clothing

Gloves

Allergic reactions to gloves

Avoid Latex Gloves

Eye Protection

Noise

Respiratory Protection Program


Administrative Controls

Roles and Responsibilities

Housekeeping

Signs and Labels

Risk Management: Volunteers and Visitors Lab Use Agreement

Laboratory Animals

Minimizing Reproductive Hazards to Laboratory Researchers



Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide (Purple Guide)

Radioactive Waste

Potentially Infectious Waste

Proper Segregation and Disposal of Lab Waste


Laboratory Safety Review

Laboratory Safety Reviews

Laboratory Safety Review Template

Relocating or Closing a Laboratory

 

Emergency Equipment

Safety Showers

Eyewash Fountains

Fire Extinguisher Policy


Related Northwestern Departments and Services

Risk Management
Oversees a variety of the University's loss prevention and insurance programs.

Facilities Management Operations
Responsible for the maintenance, replacement, and repair of buildings, grounds, and utility systems.

Lab Gases and Dry Ice

Calibration Services

Lab Supply Stockroom

Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM)
The centrally administered animal resource.

Office for Audit and Advisory Services
Provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services with respect to evaluating risk management, control, and governance processes


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