New Lab Start Up Procedures



Laboratory Supervisors have direct responsibilities for the safety of all persons entering and working in their laboratory under UAH policy. This resource provides links to documents that will assist Lab Supervisors in accomplishing environmental health and safety compliance in his/her research lab. 

  • Submit a New Lab Start-up Notice to the OEHS as soon as you are assigned a laboratory and or research space. Most people moving to UAH have a main area of focus or speciality in research and teaching. The New Lab Start-Up Notice alerts OEHS as to the hazards that may be present once the lab is set-up. It also allows us to contact the new employee to discuss any special needs that OEHS may be able to assist in acquiring.

    Download New Lab Start-Up Notice (pdf)



  • Complete required training and assure all personnel and students working in the lab complete training.
    Training works best if the individual has an UAH email account. 

    View Training Information


















  • Follow-up on all accidents, incidents, and near misses in the lab. When injuries occur, requiring more than first aid, submit an occupational injury report. Investigate to determine causes and steps needed to prevent reoccurrence. Involve OEHS, if not already involved. 

    View Injury Reporting 



  • Other UAH organizations may be critical in establishing your research at UAH in accordance with regulatory requirements and or guidelines. Contact the OEHS and or your building emergency supervisor to coordinate these partnerships.