Laboratory Safety

The KSU Research and Laboratory Safety Program has been established to address all safety hazards associated with research and academic studies. It applies to all of the KSU College and Department units where hazardous materials are used, including laboratories, art studios, shops, and custodial services. Its primary goal is to ensure that all KSU employees can enjoy a work environment that is reasonably safe, and that no employee is adversely affected while performing his/her job duties. Effective collaboration between the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and each KSU Department/Unit is the key to the success of the program.

In order to accomplish these goals, KSU will align with all applicable Georgia State Laws, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, and other regulations and guidelines as best management practices. The Research and Laboratory Safety Program includes the following elements:

Laboratory Safety


Particularly Hazardous Substances

Laser Safety

Radiation Safety

Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Compliance

Field Research Safety