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Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety includes chemical, biological, radiological and physical hazards while working in the laboratory or field research. Various committees oversee portions of laboratory safety. Federal and State regulations require specific committees focused on certain hazards in some instances.

Laboratory Safety Committee

The Laboratory Safety Committee oversees general laboratory safety on campus.

Related Committees

  • Institutional Biosafety: Recombinant DNA, biohazardous material including bacteria, virus to animals and plants and human blood/tissue
  • Radiation Safety: Radioactive material use and X-Ray machines
  • Laser Safety: Oversees safe use of laser equipment in research

Chemical Hygiene

Officer: Jim Gable, for questions regarding chemical safety and disposal of waste chemicals at

Officer Liaison: Each department that works with chemicals must appoint a Chemical Hygiene Officer Liaison. See Chemical Hygiene Officer Liaison: Role and Responsibilities



Laboratory Safety Committee Chair
Gerald Blazey, PhD

Lab Safety Manager
Michele Crase
Phone 815-753-9251

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