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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

December 5, Saturday - Baker Wetlands Walk
11 a.m. - noon
Wear masks. We'll meet at the parking lot by the Discovery Center ("P1" on this map, 1365 North 1250 Road, Lawrence). The weather forecast shows a beautiful, crisp day!

December 9, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Topic: Holiday Hazards
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

December 9, Wednesday - (Virtual) Holiday Get-Together
~ 9:30-10:30 a.m., via Zoom
We can’t get together to share good food this year, but we can still share good fun! Stick around after the Safety Meeting for great conversation and a few more surprises, as we get together with CEBC friends, new and old. You won’t want to miss this “mandatory” good time! (Don’t forget your snacks)

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