Laboratory & Research Safety

The University voluntarily engages in a compliance program with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina. The laboratory and research safety program is designed to minimize the risk of injury or illness to laboratory worker by ensuring employees and students are trained and equipped with the information to work safely in the laboratory. EHS provides support and guidance to faculty, staff, students, lab supervisors and managers and other Charlotte community members. We assist with the development and implementation of appropriate lab safety practices and programs.

What’s new

  • The Laboratory Inspections are scheduled for April- August 2024.  Annual Laser and X-Ray inspections will be conducted simultaneously.
  • The new laboratory safety plans will be distributed after the laboratory safety inspections.
  • The Bloodborne Pathogens program has transitioned to the Laboratory and Research Safety team.   Annual assessments will be conducted in October.

most requested services


– Fume Hood Assessments
– Equipment recalibration
– Spill Response
– Lab Startup
– Hazardous Waste Disposal
– PPE Assessments
– Research Assessments
– Safety Plans
– Laboratory Safety
– Hazardous Waste
– Laser
– Radiation

To request Laboratory & Research Safety team assistance click the safety service form.

Learn more about Laboratory & Research Safety programs below:

Laboratory Safety

Chemical Safety

Hazardous & Universal Waste

Radiation Safety

Laser Safety