Set up a compliant laboratory

I am a 
Researcher/Principal Investigator
Who wants to 
Set up my laboratory in compliance with health and safety mandates

Researchers must consider important safety elements when setting up a research project with potentially hazardous materials to protect the health and safety of all personnel involved in the project.

EH&S provides researchers with tools and resources for setting up a new laboratory, including:

  • A move-in checklist.

  • Templates for standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Plans for reducing the risk of spills, accidents and injuries while storing and handling hazardous chemicals.

  • A database for recording chemical inventory and accessing safety data sheets.

  • Guidance on ordering hazardous materials.

Ultimately, it is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to provide a safe working environment to conduct research.

You will find detailed information below to with links to tools and resources to set up a research project that protects the health and safety of all personnel involved with the project.


EH&S Services

EH&S collaborates with departments and researchers to provide services to assist in maintaining compliance with federal, state and University requirements for safety.

We provide consultation to help you set up your lab in compliance with health and safety regulations and minimize the risk for accidents and injuries.


Steps to set up a Research Project


Environmental Health & Safety Department

(206) 543-7262