Our Department’s top priority is the physical and mental well-being of all our students, postdocs, staff, and faculty.

In the Department of Chemistry, our goal is to create and maintain a positive culture of safety that enables everybody to conduct their work in a safe environment. To achieve this, we strive to remove any barriers and make all training, information, support, and equipment needed to work safely in the laboratory readily accessible. Our Department utilizes the combined efforts of the Departmental Laboratory Safety Committee, the student-led Joint Safety Team, external resources and the university’s office of Environmental Health & Safety to reach these goals.

For inquiries related to safety in the Department, please contact the Chair of the Laboratory Safety Committee, Dr. David Smithrud or Jack Hinders.