Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Please be reminded that all personnel and students must wear the proper PPE in the labs. Required PPE includes appropriate clothing, lab coat, goggles (if required) and gloves. Should a student come unprepared to
Clothing worn in the laboratory should not be loose
Lab coats are required when working in the laboratory. They should be snapped and the sleeves (no cuffs) should be rolled down. All students enrolled in science laboratory courses are required to purchase a lab coat from the Marywood University Bookstore. Short lab coats or other lab coats that have not been approved are strictly prohibited with no exceptions. The MU Science Program provides lab coats for
All persons in the lab area (where chemicals are used) must wear approved eye protection. Wearing of contact lenses in a laboratory is normally forbidden. If the use of contact lenses is required, splash proof goggles must be worn at all times. Students enrolled in CHEM 131L, CHEM 132L, CHEM 121L, CHEM 221L, CHEM 222L, BIOL 421L/521L courses are required to purchase a pair of indirect vent splash proof goggles from the Marywood University Bookstore. No substitutions are allowed. Students will not be allowed to participate in
Emergency clothing located in the chemistry lab (CNHS 305) is for emergency use only and should only be given to students who have had to disrobe and shower due to a chemical spill. It will not be used for those who are inappropriately dressed for
Students enrolled in BIOL 122L and BIOL 151L are required to purchase a dissection kit. Dissection kits may be purchased from the MU Bookstore. Students will not be allowed to participate in dissection labs without their dissection kit.
Cell Phone Use
Cell phone use is prohibited in laboratories.
Laboratory access is granted on a semester by semester basis to authorized personnel (i.e. faculty, staff, lab assistants, graduate assistants, research assistants) at the discretion of the Lab Manager and Department Chair. Authorized personnel may report to Madonna Hall at the beginning of each semester to have their MU identification card programmed for laboratory access. Access may be limited to certain laboratories. No lab access will be granted until required lab safety training is complete.
Laboratory doors are fire rated, so they must be kept closed at all times. Propping of laboratory doors is prohibited. Lab instructors may prop lab doors at the beginning of class. Once class begins, the lab doors should be closed. Instructors should make accommodations for students that may need to leave the lab and return. Research lab doors should remain closed at all times. Propping of Research laboratory doors is prohibited.
Mandatory Chemical Hygiene, Blood Bourne Pathogen and Fire Safety training is conducted for all Science Faculty, Laboratory Instructional Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Laboratory Assistants, and Research Assistants typically during the first week of the fall semester. Science Program Laboratory Safety Training is required for all Science Faculty, Laboratory Instructional Assistants, Laboratory Assistants, Research Assistants, Visiting Researchers, and Graduate Assistants prior to working in the research or teaching laboratories. This training is assigned by the Laboratory Manager and Department Chairperson. Additional training may be in consultation with the
An incident report should be filed with each laboratory accident or near miss. A report detailing the event must be filled out by the Supervisor, Laboratory Instructor or Principle Investigator as soon as possible.
Employee Incident/Accident Reports
If a MU employee is involved in an incident/accident an Incident/Accident Investigation Report must be filed with Human Resources within 24 hours.
Student Incident/Accident Reports
If a MU student (who does not work for MU) is involved in an incident/accident a Student Incident/Accident Report must be filed with the Laboratory Manager. Copies of the MU Science Program Incident Report can also be found in the lab instructor desk.