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Roberts Lab Safety

In any emergency, dial 911 from any laboratory phone.

Before beginning any work in the laboratory, please complete the following:

  1. Read through the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hazard Assessment for our lab:

  2. Print the UW Lab PPE Assessment Completion form, fill in the fields, and return to Sam:

  3. Print the UW Roberts Lab-specific Training guide:

    • UW Lab Training guide

    • Complete all the trainings marked "Yes". Online training is available here:

    • Fill out the date you completed each of the trainings
    • Print/sign your name at the top of the form
    • Return form to Sam
  4. Provide Sam with your UW NetID and he will add you as a user to the UW MyChem system for access to the Roberts Lab chemical inventory and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

  5. Review our Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) for chemical handling and disposal:

  6. Schedule a time with Sam to tour the labs to learn the locations of phones, eye wash stations, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, emergency showers, other lab-specific points of emphasis.

  7. Download & print the UW Roberts Lab-specific Training Checklist:

Roberts Lab Safety Resources

Official University of Washington Safety Resources

UW Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)

UW Lab Safety Manual

UW Online Accident Reporting System (OARS)

Chemical Inventory & Safety Data Sheets (MyChem)

Hazardous Waste Online Collection Request