Working with Hazardous Materials

Working with hazardous materials and equipment requires specific training and oversight.

Procedures & Resources

Trainings

Key Forms & Guides

The A to Z Guide of Laboratory Safety at Tufts University
PDF
Total Laboratory Safety Training Guide
DOC
Experiment Hazard Assessment Tool for Tufts University
PDF

Key Offices

BIO

Biosafety

Biosafety

The Biosafety Program works to ensure that any work associated with biohazards or recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids is done safely and in accordance with regulations.
EHS

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) promotes health, safety and environmental protection in teaching, research, public service and administrative activities by providing training, advice and other compliance assistance.
IBC

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged with ensuring that all research, teaching, and training involving potentially biohazardous agents at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center is conducted in compliance with relevant regulations and with proper concern for the safety, the environment, and the surrounding communities.
IRSC

Institutional Radiation Safety Committee

Institutional Radiation Safety Committee

The Institutional Radiation Safety Committee (IRSC) is charged with providing independent expert advice for working with or in areas containing radioactive materials or radiation producing machines.