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Emergency Contact Door Sign

Emergency contact names and phone numbers should be updated regularly and posted on the outside of every UVM laboratory door.

UVM Physical plant personnel or emergency responders will refer to this signage when they are trying to contact appropriate lab personnel during an emergency.

Eyewashes, Drench Hoses and Emergency Showers

Eyewash stations and emergency showers should be inspected and flushed monthly to ensure proper working order.

Purchase Chemicals/Supplies

Save Money and Reduce Chemical Use by using up chemicals from exisitng stocks within your lab or from nearby labs before purchasing new.

Pollution Prevention and Environmental Sustainability


Pollution Prevention and Environmental Sustainability

Pollution prevention is an important part of Laboratory Saf

Safety Documentation

UVM Lab Safety Notebook 

Every UVM laboratory is required to create a Laboratory Safety Notebook with, at a minimum, the sections itemized below. Keep information in the lab notebook current. 

Glove and Lab Coat Use in Common Areas

Glove and Lab Coat Use

Lab coats should be worn when there is the potential for a hazardous material -- either liquid or particulate -- to contaminate clothing or skin. A fire-retardant lab coat will also temporarily protect the wearer from flash and fire hazards.

Register Your Laboratory

Lab Supervisors or Lab Safety Officers who need to UPDATE an existing lab registry can go here.

Cryogen Training


Training of Personnel Using Cryogenic Fluids

All personnel working with cryogenic fluids must be thoroughly familiar with the hazards. Employees who have not worked with cryogenic fluids and systems must be trained on the job by experienced employees until thoroughly familiar with safe methods of operation. A buddy system is recommended when working with or around cryogenic liquids.

The safety training should address:

• The physical, chemical and physiological hazards associated with cryogenic fluids

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