Environmental Health and Safety

Laboratory Research Safety

Laboratory Research Safety serves as the primary resource for campus-wide research laboratory safety support including user training and safety information. Laboratory Research Safety encompasses the recognition, evaluation and control of all hazards associated with working in a laboratory, including hazards posed by the handling and use of biological, chemical and radiological materials, and the use of laboratory research equipment.

Laboratory Research Safety provides subject matter expertise and assists in ensuring that research is in full compliance with local, state, and federal safety regulations and meets the safety conditions required by funding agencies. The Laboratory Research Safety Manager provides expertise and resources for chemical, biological, radiation, and laser safety. In addition, the Laboratory Research Safety Manager is a member of the MBL Safety Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The Lab Research Manger oversees the Environmental Health & Safety program and the EH&S Manager. The Lab Safety and EH&S programs are overseen by the Director of Facilities & Services.

Laboratory Research Safety manages all research safety support, collaborating with Division of Research and Programs, Division of Education and veterinary services. Researchers must contact the Laboratory Research Safety Manager in advance if they wish to use radioactive materials or acutely hazardous chemicals.

Lab Research Safety Manager: Simon Muchohi, 508-289-7645 or smuchohi@mbl.edu

Environmental Health and Safety

The Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Office is responsible for chemical safety, occupational health and safety, chemical and biological waste management, and environmental compliance. This office provides a comprehensive range of safety services to the MBL community. EH&S is responsible of performing or overseeing the testing, calibration and certifying of equipment – verifying systems and procedures are in place for compliance of laboratory safety equipment (i.e. fume hoods, autoclaves, eye wash stations, fire extinguishers ) as well as provide subject matter expertise for OSHA Compliance.

In accordance with our Mission and policies, the Environmental Health & Safety Office works with the Institution Safety Committee and Safety Representative to administer and implement the Environment, Health, and Safety programs at the institution.

Environmental Health & Safety Manager: Eric Jensen, 508-289-7424 or ejensen@mbl.edu