It is the policy of the University of Utah to provide a safe and healthy workplace
in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and regulations of
the Department of Labor. This requires, amongst other things, the development of a
departmental general safety and chemical hygiene plan.
The documents and videos below provide guidance on safety regulations and procedures
for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah. The purpose
is to describe proper general practices, procedures, equipment, and facilities to
be followed/used by all personnel (employees, PIs, teaching assistants, students,
and visitors) working in each laboratory within the department. This is to protect
them from potential health hazards while working with equipment and chemicals, and
to keep the potential for exposure at a minimum. It is the responsibility of the administration,
principal investigator, faculty, and research personnel to know and follow the plan.