New PI Quick Start-Up Guide

  1. Fill out the USC PI Onboarding Form
  2. Acquire appropriate safety training and establish standard operating procedures
  3. Consult with EH&S to set up your chemical inventory
  4. Post lab signage
  5. Purchase essential laboratory safety equipment

Training & SOPs

Chemical Inventory

Initial chemical inventory of your lab space(s) will be conducted by EH&S and entered into Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS), USC’s new go-to application helping users manage chemical inventory, conduct hazard assessments, dispose of hazardous waste, and more!

In addition to managing your chemical inventory, RSS will be used to:

  • Manage a roster of laboratory personnel,
  • View inspection reports and findings,
  • Identify potential hazards using the Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT), and
  • Request Hazardous Waste pickup and supply requests.

Once, you’ve completed the USC PI Onboarding Form, an EH&S chemical inventory specialist will reach out to schedule a visit.

Laboratory Signage

Post the following in your laboratory:

Lab Safety Equipment

Ensure the following kits are easily accessible in your lab:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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