Laboratory and Studio Safety

Welcome to the Laboratory and Studio Safety Home Page

Holy Cross strives to provide a safe environment for it's students and employees. Guidelines have been established for chemical, laser, biosafety and radiation use through the Chemical, Laser, Recombinant DNA, Bloodborne Pathogens and Radiation Safety Plans. Training programs are designed to ensure all laboratory and studio personnel are aware of proper safety protocols.  Safety Data Sheets (SDS), chemical and radioactive materials inventories are available online through the chemical inventory program. Efforts to improve laboratory and studio safety, encourage use of less hazardous substances, and develop responsible disposal practices are ongoing.

Failure to follow safety rules and regulations is a violation of College policy and major offenses will be reported to the Office of Student Integrity and Community Standards or Human Resources or VP of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.

Major offenses include:

Not wearing goggles – repeat offender
Wearing inappropriate clothing/shoes – repeat offender
Propping open or not locking door  –  repeat offender
Conducting an unauthorized experiment
Conducting an experiment at unauthorized time – repeat offender or dangerous activity
Stealing chemicals, biologicals, radioactive materials or equipment
Threatening others with dangerous substances or equipment
Not reporting or attempting to conceal a major incident
Purposefully causing a major incident
Improper disposal of hazardous waste – major quantity/hazard or multiple minor hazardous waste disposals

Jamie Herrick, Director of Laboratory and Studio Safety
Haberlin 133