Safety and compliance information for new PIs
New PIs (and PIs who are new to the University) should review the following information:
UW Laboratories Safety Responsibility Matrix
Understand your role and the roles of others (director, dean, chair, investigator, lab manager, safety professional, administrator and student) in the lab.
EH&S Guide for Principal Investigators
Read about your safety responsibilities as a PI and the resources available to help you conduct your research safely.
Determine the required and recommended safety trainings for you and your lab staff and ensure they are completed and documented. Enrollment is through the EH&S Training page.
UW Laboratory-Specific Information Form
Record the responsible parties and room locations of your lab(s). This serves as a checklist of lab-specific information for inclusion in your chemical hygiene plan.
Review the checklist and compliance expectations. Use this list to conduct self-inspections and for preparation prior to a scheduled assessment by the EH&S Lab Safety Team.
Ensure the minimum safety elements are included in the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for your chemicals. Templates available on EH&S' Chemical SOPs page.