Mission Statement

The Safety Office supports the Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL) mission of teaching and research by promoting a culture of safety, health, environmental protection, and emergency preparedness. We provide services and support for efficient, effective, and compliant work practices, while promoting a culture of shared responsibility by students, faculty, staff, and visitors for a healthy, safe, and environmentally sound educational and research community at the MBL.


In the achievement of our mission, our staff is committed to the transparency of operations, development of collaborative partnerships, and establishment of lasting credibility among our researchers, faculty and staff. These performance values represent our dedication to responsiveness, service excellence, and alignment with the strategic goals of the MBL.