CHOP is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment through effective communication, ongoing training, laboratory surveys, prompt reporting of concerns, and compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies. The responsible use of biological, chemical, radioactive and other hazardous materials is an important requirement for everyone working in a research lab or environment and is an essential component of research integrity.

Resources in this section will address:

  • What is my role in creating a safe lab and research environment?
  • What are the chemicals, equipment and other materials that can pose risks?
  • What training programs do I need to complete if I work in a research lab?
  • What are the responsibilities of the Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBC)?
  • What federal, state and local regulations are applicable to health and safety in the research environment?