Environmental Health & Safety

Laboratory Safety Officers (LSO)

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Laboratory Safety Officers (LSOs) facilitates the implementation of the Chemical Hygiene Plan and assists in establishing a safe work environment by collaborating with Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), faculty, other researchers and lab personnel. 

What does an LSO do?

  • Provides guidance on laboratory safety compliance and technical subjects.
  • Coordinates or provides training on occupational health and safety requirements.
  • Serves as liaison between the laboratory and EH&S in helping maintain safety and regulatory information, including Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Requests information and clarification on regulatory requirements from EH&S.
  • Assists EH&S in evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Assists in responding to any regulatory actions or investigations.
  • Communicates department manager/chair and Management Services Officer (MSO) on laboratory safety and injury/illness prevention efforts and activities.
  • Participates in the development of the Department Emergency Operations Plan (DEOP).
  • Assists the Building Supervisor for Emergency Conditions (BSEC) and Building Emergency Supervisor (BES) with emergency management planning and response as needed.
  • Attends the every-other monthly LSO Committee meetings
  • Encourages compliance with the Laboratory Safety Rules

Who is the LSO for my laboratory?

Review the LSO/CHP list.

Resources to Understand Laboratory Safety and the Lab Standard


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