Lab Auditing

Scientists performing a lab audit

EHS will require confirmation of members and hazards, starting August 2023.

EHS awareness of the hazards in each lab and the members who may be exposed to those hazards is critical to campus safety.  EHS will begin issuing inspection remarks for out-of-date members or hazards in 2023. Any lab who has not updated both members and hazards in the current audit year will receive inspection citations beginning January of 2024. 

The University audit program is designed to provide staff and students with a safe working environment, address environmental protections, and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations covering work in laboratories.

Lab audits are conducted at least annually for basic laboratory safety, covering general safety and health hazards as well as the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials. Additional audits may occur if your laboratory uses materials that represent a high risk to workers or to the environment, such as any radiation or select agent use.

It is the responsibility of the principal investigator or responsible party assigned to each space to respond to lab audit findings within 30 days of posting. If findings are not addressed in a timely manner, EHS reserves the right to bring this to the attention of University management. In addition, you risk increased liability to the University and yourself by not correcting safety hazards or environmental problems.

Who To Contact

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Lab Audit team at or directly to the individuals below.

General Laboratory Audits:

Stephanie Brandal
EHS Specialist
(410) 706-7055

Jacob Broderick
EHS Specialist
(410) 706-7055

Radiation Audits:

Edward Case
Radiation Safety Officer
(410) 706-3222

Erik Corbitt
Health Physicist
(410) 706-7055