The Johns Hopkins University places a high value on creating and maintaining a safe environment in all academic laboratories. The research laboratories on campus are obligated to be in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to academic laboratories. Additionally, all students, post doctoral fellows, and staff have professional and ethical obligations to maintain safe laboratory environments.
Below are resources to assist in creating and maintaining a safe work environment.
Video presentations are from talks given to the Chemical and Biomolecular engineering department in fall of 2009. Each video is approximately 45 minutes in length covering an introduction of safety for each topic.
The PowerPoint presentations are the slides for the video presentations above. The slides contain comments to give additional information.
The Johns Hopkins safety office is located in the basement of the Wyman Park building. Their website contains information on safety policies for The Johns Hopkins University, online safety classes, and information on instructor led training.
There are a number of excellent safety resources from the government and from other academic institutions. Research laboratories should have a library of relevant safety information. Listed below are a small collection of safety resources.
National Research Council: Prudent Practices in the Laboratory
CDC Guide to School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
Laser Accident Database
Biosafety in Microbiolocial and Biomedical Laboratories (5th edition)
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules
World Health Organization Laboratory Biosafety Manual
American Chemical Society: Safety in Academic Laboratory
OSHA Radiation Safety
OSHA Laser Safety
NIOSH Guide to Chemical Hazards
OSHA Electrical Safety