The academic laboratory environment is highly complex and requires support and guidance information to promote safe work practices and compliance. Our laboratory resources include process review procedures, equipment resources and checklists, PPE guidance and more.
Laboratory chemical safety guidelines including chemical storage, exposure prevention, eyewash and safety showers, and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
DEA and NC-DCU regulated substance
Compressed Gases & Cryogenic Liquids
EHS requirements for working with compressed gases and cryogenic liquids.
Fume Hoods and Lab Exhaust
Types of fume hoods, limitations, NC State’s inspection and certification program, and information for project managers
Processes involving hazardous materials and/or equipment that need to be reviewed and approved by EH&S.
Hazardous Materials Shipping
This program ensures that NC State University employees are shipping hazardous materials in a manner that is safe and compliant with regulatory policy.
NC State University’s goal is to minimize staff and student exposure to electrical hazards including shock/electrocution, arc flash, and fire.
Laser and UV Safety
Guidance on laser use/design safety considerations, and UV, RF, and Microwave safety in laboratories
Personal Protective Equipment Requirements for Laboratories
Selection, limitation, and proper use of personal protective equipment required for different tasks
Fact Sheets and Resources
Lab and chemical relocation information, fact sheets and checklists
Lab Safety Inspections
Information regarding inspections and corrective action suggestions
Laboratory Security and Safety Guidelines
Guidelines and recommendations for safety and security in laboratories.
This procedure applies to the procurement, generation, distribution (sharing), use, shipping, and disposal of engineered nanomaterials.
Secondary Safety Contact
In a new approach aimed to assist labs/other spaces to improve health and safety conditions, EH&S is offering information and training for secondary safety contacts.
Laboratory On-Boarding/ Off-Boarding Program (LOOP)
Departments/ PIs must plan in advance to ensure that safety and infrastructure requirements are in place for the planned research. Furthermore, when starting up or shutting down research, there are specific regulatory requirements that must be met to ensure a safe and compliant transition.