Laboratory safety is of paramount importance to Environmental Health & Safety, which manages and responds to all issues and concerns surrounding chemical, biological, radiation, laser, chemical fume hood, and centrifuge safety as well as biological safety cabinets, compressed gas cylinders, nanotechnology, emergency spill response, hazardous waste management and other standard operating procedures.
The department conducts semi-annual inspections of all campus laboratories and research areas and develops written reports of any safety violations. Suggestions and recommendations for corrective actions are then sent to the faculty member responsible for the laboratory or research area and to the department of Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO). The CHO conducts a periodic on-site check of labs to review safety and general housekeeping in response to reports of violations and/or to provide guidance and advice on safety issues.
This page contains useful information relating to laboratory safety, including links to Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine's Lab Safety Manual, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Emergency Spill Response Plan, Chemical Fume Hoods and Biological Cabinets Procedures, Bloodbourne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan, and Hazardous Waste Management.