Laboratory Safety

Pitt has developed safety policies and procedures to promote a safe work environment. Refer to the University Safety Manual for specific guidance regarding your work environment.

Lab Responsibilities

Each laboratory has its own unique set of hazards. Risk Assessment and Hazard Identification is a fundamental function for Principal Investigators (PIs) in any laboratory. 

Chemical Hygiene

The Chemical Hygiene Program describes proper practices, procedures, equipment, and facilities that function together to help ensure individuals are protected from the effects of hazardous chemicals in their work area.

Biological Safety Program

The Biological Safety Program provides guidance for faculty, staff, and students who work with biological agents to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.  

Bloodborne Pathogens

Contact with human blood or other potentially infectious materials during job duties are covered under the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Program.

Hazard Communication

Pitt's Hazard Communication Program provides information to faculty, staff, and students on the hazards of chemicals and protective measures.

Animal Research

Guidance for Animal Research