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Promoting a Culture of Laboratory Safety

At CEBC, our researchers are not merely trained in safety procedures that align with industry standards. They are also trained to look out for each other and promote a culture of safety.  By encouraging our colleagues to be safe, we create a laboratory environment that is safe for everyone.

A Laboratory Safety Committee is responsible for coordinating the policies, training, and oversight of CEBC laboratories.  This committee is made up of students, postdocs, and center staff.  It serves as a resource for all CEBC researchers.  

All researchers must attend mandatory monthly lab safety meetings on the second Wednesday of each month (9 am, Building B, room 104).  Safety efforts are also reflected in grades and performance evaluations for CEBC students, staff and research associates.

Safety Training (required for all CEBC researchers)

Lab Inspections

Hazard Review

  • Form (doc)
  • All researchers should conduct a hazard review whenever there is a new procedure or change to an existing procedure.  For details about how to perform a hazard review, see this Guide (pdf)

Checkout Process for Departing Researchers

Near-Miss Reporting (required for all CEBC researchers)

Resources on External Websites


CEBC Calendar

November 7, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Brandon Emme, Cellulose Team Leader, ICM, Inc.
"From Moonshining to Molecules: How ICM is moving farms to biotech"
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

November 8, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
All researchers at 1501 Wakarusa Dr. must attend

9:00 a.m. in Building B seminar room

December 5, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Dr. John Warner, President & Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
"Title TBA"

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Spahr Auditorium, 2 Eaton Hall, 1520 W. 15th Street

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