The A to Z of Laboratory Safety at Tufts University
In 2017, the research, teaching, clinical and testing laboratory can be a dangerous worksite for scientists, laboratory support staff including maintenance workers and visitors. The laboratory is a highly controlled environment in which carefully planned experiments, exercises and standard operating procedures are conducted using tested and calibrated equipment. In this highly controlled and regulated worksite, the unknown is explored, discoveries are made and new information is created. Injuries and diseases continue to occur among scientists and laboratory staff. This document helps the scientist complete the Tufts Experiment Hazard Control Checklist (EHCC) for each experiment, exercise or SOP.