New and tenured USC Principal Investigators (PI) are required to manage their labs safely and responsibly per university policies and state/federal regulations.
|Quick Start-Up Guide for New Principal Investigators|
How Do I:
- Obtain information about general lab safety?
- Consult with EH&S regarding my laboratory?
- Learn about and/or log into the EHS Assistant (EHSA) web application?
- Manage my chemical inventory?
- Manage my hazardous waste?
- Move or close a lab?
- Apply for a Biohazardous Use Authorization (BUA)?
- Apply for a Radiation Use Authorization (RUA)?
- Register my laser system and research staff?
- Access Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for common hazardous materials used in the lab?
- Develop custom SOPs for high-hazard processes and materials used in my laboratory?
- Access the university’s policy on personal protective equipment (PPE)?
- Select the appropriate lab coat and other PPE for my research? NOTE: Complete the Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) to determine the appropriate lab coat type(s) and other PPE for research.
- Obtain prescription safety glasses?
- Purchase new lab coats?
- Launder lab coats?
- Access information on lab coat services?
- Identify safety courses for my research staff?
- Register for safety training?
- Complete USC Injury and Illness Prevention Program training on Trojan Learn?
- Access the EH&S’ Training Catalog?
- Obtain general information (and forms) on:
- USC’s Protecting Minors Policy?
- Guidelines for minors in my laboratory? Coming soon.
- Obtain a Volunteer Agreement form for volunteers that work in my lab?