Laboratory/Research Safety Officers are responsible to:

  • monitor procurement, use, and disposal of chemicals used in the lab.
  • ensure that appropriate self-inspections are maintained.
  • provide input to PI's/Supervisors on developing precautions and adequate facilities.
  • know the current legal requirements concerning regulated substances, as provided through EHS resources.
  • seek ways to improve the chemical hygiene program.


  • Laboratory Hazard Communication Training
  • University Park Laboratory Safety (Initial)
  • Laboratory Safety (Refresher)

Emergency Contacts

  • Emergency (Police-Fire-Ambulance): 911
  • University Police: 814-863-1111
  • University Health Services: 814-865-6556
  • Environmental Health and Safety: 814-865-6391
  • Physical Plant Work Reception Center: 814-865-4731