Lab Safety

Laboratory safety at Duquesne University encompasses a variety of areas, including hazardous substances, biological and radiological materials. The Environmental Health and Safety Department of Duquesne University focuses on the safe handling, use, storage and disposal of laboratory wastes and other hazardous substances. This is accomplished through training, laboratory inspections, safety committees and open communication with employees.

Biosafety Guidelines

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Ethyl Alcohol Policy

Facility Safety Inspection Procedure

Fume Hood Use

Hazardous Waste Label

Laboratory Clean-Out Policy

Laser Safety Program

Liquid Nitrogen Safety

Mercury Clean-Up

Overnight Experiment, Safety Procedures

Shipping - Dangerous Goods Shipment Program 

Waste Minimization Plan


Radiation Safety

The Radiation Safety program was established in order to meet the recognized standards of safety and governmental regulatory requirements of use for all sources of ionizing radiation.

Adherence to these regulations will ensure compliance with all Federal and State requirements and will result in safe operations of the University laboratories and the safe guarding of radioactive materials.

The Radiation Safety Program and Attachment C: University Regulations outline the roles of individuals associated with the Radiation Safety Program, training and authorization requirements, procurement and inventory control, exposure monitoring and emergency response.

RSO 1, Application for Authorization to Procure and Use Radiation or Radioactive Materials
RSO 3, Request for Approval to Purchase Radioactive Material