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Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety encompasses several areas, some are very closely related to the laboratory and yet others are over a much wider range. The two primary areas covered are Biological Safety and Chemical Safety.  Other areas that also can be related to laboratory safety include Hazardous Waste and Radiation Safety.


Lab Safety Inspections are conducted in accordance with the Lab Safety Inspection Procedure, to ensure a safe environment that is conducive to an emerging research institution.

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Lab_Check_In_Form : Laboratory Check-In (PDF, 176 KB)

All Principal Investigators (PIs) are to complete the following check-in list upon hire and assignment of university space at Texas State University-San Marcos.  PIs must ensure that they have an understanding of all university policies, procedures, and training requirements upon arrival to the university.

Closure_Form : Laboratory Closure Form (PDF, 127 KB)

All Principal Investigators (PIs) are to complete this checkout list and procedure no later than one week prior to the completion of their association with Texas State University-San Marcos.  PIs must assure that all hazardous chemical, biological, Class IIIB and IV lasers, radioactive materials and radiation producing machines under their supervision are properly disposed, removed for surplus, or transferred to another Texas State lab.

EHSRM Fume Hood Standard (PDF, 345 KB)

Texas State University fume hood information and recommendations.

Storage Color Tags : Chemical Storage Tags (PDF, 8 KB)