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Environmental Health and Safety

New Laboratory

A “new laboratory” is defined as a laboratory room or a set rooms that is/are to be commissioned for use as a research space by a new faculty hire or an existing faculty who has been newly assigned to the given laboratory room.

If you are a new faculty setting up your new laboratory or an existing faculty who has been assigned a new lab space, please complete the new lab start-up form [pdf] and email it to Jocelyn Locke at  If your research involves the use of biological materials, copy Sherika Smith ( as well.

Once the form is received, EH&S will schedule a new lab startup meeting with you to discuss applicable safety policies and regulations for your new laboratory. Representatives from Chemical and Lab Safety, Biological Safety and Radiation Safety programs will be present depending on the type of materials you will be using in your research.

If you need information on Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) approval requirements or starting an IBC protocol, please refer to the IBC website or contact Mark Robbins at


Inspection Checklists

Please review our inspection checklists for an introduction to the safety standard for the university's laboratories.


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