Office of Environmental Health and Safety

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Aspects of Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety is the discipline addressing the safe handling and storage of chemicals. The Chemical Hygiene Plan describes the safe and proper use, handling practices, and procedures to be followed by personnel working in University laboratories. These items are necessary to protect personnel from potential health and physical hazards presented by chemicals used in the workplace, and to keep chemical exposures below specified limits.

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Aspects of Biological Safety

Biological Safety is the discipline addressing the safe handling and containment of infectious microorganisms and hazardous biological materials. At Louisiana State University, the safe handling of pathogenic organisms, hazardous biological materials, and toxins is directed by risk assessment, the application of prudent laboratory practices, and federal guidance and regulations.

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EHS Assistant Database Portal

Environmental Health Safety Assistant (EHSA) is an environmental management database that is available online to researchers and staff within the LSU community.  EHSA is user friendly and provides strong inventory and training programs with compliance features.

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HazMat Requirements

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for management of LSU’s Hazardous Waste Program.  EHS has a long history of helping the LSU community with waste disposal.  EHS collects waste and ensures its disposal in a safe and regulatory compliant manner.

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Online Safety Training

The LSU web based training package for laboratory safety works in conjunction with the EHS Assistant (environmental management database) to meet the regulatory based training requirements. The assigned training and due dates can be seen by PI’s from the main EHS Assistant Screen.  E-mail reminders are sent out on a monthly basis. 

Inter-Institutional Biological and Recombinant DNA Safety Committee

Upcoming IBRDSC meetings: