Labs can be a hazardous place to work. Below are quick links to people, trainings, and materials that can assist you in working safely in a lab.

Lab Safety

UMass Lowell Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office maintains a staff capable of supporting the ever growing campus research and facilities safety needs. The EHS program has a sub-section called "Lab Safety" dealing with the needs specific to laboratories on campus.


Lab Safety Contacts

If you have any questions, please contact: Kathi Lamond, Lab Safety Manager, Certified Industrial Hygienist

John Freeman, Hazardous and Recycling Materials Manager. John handles most SAA and hazardous waste stream questions.

Chris Orlando, Environmental Health and Safety coordinator. Chris handles most SAA and hazardous waste stream questions.


Lab Safety Training

Lab Safety Training is required initially and every year thereafter. Specific trainings are available upon request.

  • Step 1: Complete training modules 1-4 with embedded quiz. Your results will automatically be emailed to ehs@uml.edu as well as the email you provided in the quiz.
  • Step 2: Provide a copy of your results to your Principal Investigator as proof of being certified for Lab Safety Training.
  • Step 3: Print a copy of your results (1st page is sufficient) and file in section 8 of your Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)
  • Step 4: Register your training through the EHS safety website. This is your landing page where you can see what trainings may or may not have expired. If you do not have an @uml.edu or @student.uml.edu email address, please log in with a Microsoft or Google account by clicking "I don't have a UMass Lowell account" when prompted.
  • Step 5: Print the provided training certificate (from step 4) and file in your CHP (section 8)

online-lab-safety-modulesOnline Training Modules:

  • Tutorial Video: Before starting, it is recommended that the tutorial video be watched as it describes how to properly navigate the training so content or questions are not missed:
    • Module 1: Overview of EHS and the lab safety program and all associated functions including important locations and contacts.
    • Module 2: Hazardous communication including review of the key labels, OSHA, GHS, SDS, and pictograms.
    • Module 3: Lab Safety is the main module for understanding ones roles and responsibilities within the lab safety program (reducing hazards, hazardous material, hazard identification, CHP, CHO, etc.).
    • Module 4: Hazardous waste provides guidance on proper handling, categorizing, storing, and ultimately disposing of hazardous waste.

facilitiesFacilities Lab Safety Training

EHS as a service to the university, provides facility awareness training as a right to know training for those who may enter a laboratory or any hazardous work environment. Facilities Lab Safety Training isrequired initially and every year thereafter if you are going to enter a lab unsupervised. If any questions or you would like an in person training, contact Kathi_Lamond@uml.edu.

Complete trainingmodule 1-3.

Online Facilities Lab Safety Training:

  • Tutorial Video: Before starting, it is recommended that the tutorial video be watched as it describes how to properly navigate the training so content or questions are not missed:
  • Module 1: Overview of EHS and the lab safety program and all associated functions including important locations and contacts.
  • Module 2: Hazardous communication including review of the key labels, OSHA, GHS, SDS, and pictograms.
  • Module 3: Lab Safety is the main module for understanding ones roles and responsibilities within the lab safety program (reducing hazards, hazardous material, hazard identification, CHP, CHO, etc.).

Lab Safety Forms


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