Environmental Health & Safety

Laboratory Safety

Laboratory safety involves an awareness of the potential hazards and sources of danger that can exist within a laboratory setting.

It is important that employees and students understand the minimum requirements for working safely in a laboratory. Through safe work guidelines, safe work procedures and safety training, employees and students are given the knowledge and skills to recognize and manage lab hazards and mitigate the risks.

Spaces that could include laboratory-type hazards can be found in the computer labs, greenhouses, the Wellness Centre, and the Maker Studio as well as the Science and Technology department.

Please contact our Laboratory Safety Specialist, Stuart Elle at LabSafety@mtroyal.ca for inquiries about laboratory safety.


Manuals and Procedures, including COVID-19 Procedures



Training (via Blackboard) includes (but not limited to):

  • MRU Safety Orientation
  • WHMIS 2015
  • University Laboratory Safety - Working Safely
  • University Laboratory Safety - Analyzing Hazards
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Compressed Gas Safety
  • Eyewashes and Safety Showers
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

Please contact LabSafety@mtroyal.ca for training registration.