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Environmental Health and Safety - Laboratory Safety

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The Lab Safety Program is responsible for safety and environmental compliance within research and teaching labs throughout WKU facilities. Our focus is to provide proactive direction for labs with safety issues and to facilitate compliance.


  • Maintain compliance with the multitude of safety and health regulations pertaining to laboratories on WKU Campuses
  • Act as a facilitator in resolving non-compliance laboratory safety issues
  • Ensure that all laboratory staff understand and apply safe work practices
  • Empower laboratory staff and Principle Investigators with the knowledge to rectify non-compliant issues
  • Provide training to lab staff for safe use of equipment and hazardous materials in the lab environment

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 Last Modified 7/15/19