Laboratory Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standard on Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories applies to all University laboratories. This standard requires that the University have a written chemical hygiene plan, provide information and training on working with chemicals, ensure that laboratory safety equipment is working properly, and designate a chemical hygiene office to oversee the implementation of the chemical hygiene plan. In addition, the University must ensure that all unwanted chemicals are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner and in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) regulations.

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Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Chemical Safety team.

Melissa Morland 
mmorland@umaryland.edu

Assistant Director and Biosafety Officer

410-706-7845 

Simone Houng
simone.houng@umaryland.edu
Research Safety Specialist

410-706-7055