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New UGA Chemical and Laboratory Safety Manual Available Online

The updated Chemical and Laboratory Safety Manual (CLSM) provides detailed guidance and procedures outlining the safe operation of all research, teaching and public service labs owned or operated by the university.

The safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors is of paramount importance at UGA, and the newly updated Chemical and Laboratory Safety Manual (CLSM) provides detailed guidance and procedures outlining the safe operation of all research, teaching and public service labs owned or operated by the university.

Please take time to review the updated CLSM, which defines roles and responsibilities, safe laboratory practices and details the operational structures in place for effective accountability and compliance with all federal, state and local agencies.

The emphasis on UGA’s culture of safety is reflected in Academic Affairs Policies 6.01 and 6.02, which establish a comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety Management System to ensure that the UGA community, including all stakeholders, has a safe place to live, work, study, conduct research and engage in public service and outreach.

The CLSM is maintained by the Research Safety Committee in cooperation with the Office of Research Safety and the Environmental Safety Division with oversight by the Environmental Health and Safety Management System Executive Committee.

Please contact the Office of Research Safety for any questions or recommendations regarding the new safety manual.