Joint Safety Team

The mission of the JST is to elevate safety awareness and to improve and sustain the safety culture in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Ohio State University. The JST will work to develop a mindful and integrated safety culture in The Ohio State University laboratories. A variety of methods will be used to achieve an improved culture of safety. The JST currently consists of all Laboratory Safety Officers (LSOs) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Objectives

An improved culture of safety at The Ohio State University would include:

  • Compliance of minimum PPE requirements in all labs

  • Improved housekeeping of labs - no clutter, no unknown waste, proper storage of all chemicals, etc

  • Increased communication of safety incidents and accidents

  • Fully evaluated, up-to-date, and annually revised laboratory safety operating procedures and training documentation

Committee Members

Previous Committee Members

Updated PPE and Safety Standards

PDF icon PPE_Policy_and_Safety_Standards.pdf

Meeting Recaps

PDF icon January 2017 Recap [pdf]

October 2016 Recap [pdf]

PDF icon March 2015 Recap [pdf]

LSO Important Information

PDF icon LSO Responsibility List [pdf]

LSO Contact List

Safety Resources

Join the JST

The JST is looking for new committee members that are interested in safety awareness and general laboratory safety procedures. Being involved with OSU JST committee is viewed highly by employers in industry. Contact Shelby Behnke at Behnke.35@osu.edu if interested.

Media/Signage

  • Safety Glasses Poster

A JPEG of the standard OSU safety glasses poster.

  • Laboratory Checklist Posters

OSU lab safety rules poster

OSU lab safety rules poster

OSU lab safety rules poster

 

 

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