Laboratory Safety

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) have developed a program to help Laboratory personnel in implementing good laboratory practices in their laboratory. Implementation of good lab practices creates a safe laboratory environment and promotes compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations, standards and guidelines.


The OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR§1910.1450) is the most relevant regulation applicable to the Laboratory activities. Compliance with this regulation is the primary directive of the Laboratory Safety Program and is mandatory for all laboratory personnel.

For more information on the laboratory safety program and policies please visit the University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan. This plan includes the Chemical Hygiene plan document, the University of Miami Right To Know Law and Hazard Communication policies, and the OSHA Lab Standard.


Our staff is always ready to assist you in any safety concerns, regarding the safe handling of a chemical or biological agents, or any other concern regarding safety in the laboratory. Please call EHS at (305) 243-3400.