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Laboratory Safety & Compliance
Oakland University


Oakland University's Laboratory Safety and Compliance Program provides support and assistance in the following areas:

  • biological safety
  • bloodborne pathogen exposure control
  • chemical hygiene
  • hazardous materials and medical waste management
  • laser safety
  • nanotechnology safety
  • radiation and x-ray machine safety
  • robotics safety
  • shipping of biological and hazardous materials

This site is intended to provide Laboratory Safety and Compliance information regarding policies and procedures, services, forms, manuals and applicable resources. It also provides links to local, state and federal regulatory agencies as well as professional organizations. And finally, this site will make available access to important up-to-date regulatory information to support researchers and laboratory employees in maintaining regulatory compliance and minimizing hazards to the OU community. 







  • MSDS - Vermont SIRI
  • MSDS - Chemfinder
  • BMBL 5th edition
  • NIH Guidelines on Recombinant DNA


    • ACS American Chemical Society
    • ABSA American Biological Safety Association
    • ASM American Sociey for Microbiology
    • MDEQ
    • EPA
    • CDC
    • NIH
    Lab Volunteers: 

    Any individual or enrolled student, who is not a University employee and will not receive any compensation, benefits or credit for a class is considered a volunteer. Volunteers will comply with University policy and complete all necessary training for any lab work they will be conducting.

    All volunteers must sign the waiver form.




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