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Before conducting experiments in your new laboratory you must first do the following:

1. Review the USM Safety Guidelines.

The USM Safety Guideline is a general guide to laboratory safety. You as the PI will have to   implement additional safety policy that is specific to your lab in addition to the   general guidelines. 

2. Develop a lab management plan using : 

   1. Updated Lab Management Plan Template 

   2. Updated Lab Management Plan Instructions.

The lab management plan is a safety manual resource that you develop for your specific   lab   and lab procedures (Biological and Chemical). 

3. Develop your safety door sign USM has a uniform safety door sign that will give fire, police or any other first   responder vital safety information for your lab. Contact EHS for template and instructions.

4. Become familiar with ChemTracker.

  Go to the USM Chemical Safety page.

  ChemTracker is USM's chemical inventory and safety data sheet data base. 

  All Chemicals must go through the Fisher Store Room and are required to be entered into   ChemTracker. 

5. If you are working with Biological materials please see the USM Biosafety page.

When working with biologicals you may have to implement additional safety protocols   particularly if you are using BSL2 or higher materials

6. If you are planning to use radiation go to the USM Radiation Safety page.

 All PIs using radiation must be certified and have annual refresher training   

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