Laboratory Safety

The health, safety and well-being of both the University community and the environment are of utmost importance to the University. Being a research intensive institution with diverse science-based programs, laboratory environments are plentiful throughout the main and satellite campuses.  As such laboratory personnel including employees, students and visitors are exposed to potential hazards unique to laboratory settings and hazardous materials each and every day. 

The University's Senior Health and Safety Consultant (Laboratory), Alicja Zachertowska may be contacted by email at or by phone 519 824 4120 ext. 54270.

Components of the Lab Safety program include the following:  

Laboratory Emergency Response

Fume hoods

Fume hoods - information on fume hood operation, performance and the University of Guelph inspection program

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Disposal - information regarding Guelph Campus disposal procedures

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transportation of Dangerous Goods - information regarding training as well as general TDG requirements

HECHMET Chemical Inventory 

Click here for information about HECHMET


Lab Door Signage
Weekly Eye Wash Flush Schedule
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Request for Shipping Documentation
Lab Safety Self-Inspection Checklist