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.

Please contact Stuart Elle, Laboratory Safety and University Biosafety Specialist, at labsafety@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7793 for inquiries about laboratory safety.

Download the Laboratory Safety Manual (last update May 2021)

Lab Safety Training Completion

Please review your Position Hazard Assessment for training requirements and recommendations, or contact the Laboratory Safety and University Biosafety Specialist (labsafety@mtroyal.ca) with questions about your safety training.

Use this Google Form to record your completed lab safety training. 

Chemical Safety

MRU uses Chematix for chemical inventory. Please contact Stuart Elle or Dr. David Bird for access to Chematix.

 

Biological Safety

Please contact Stuart Elle, Laboratory Safety and University Biosafety Specialist, at labsafety@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7793 for inquiries about Materials Transfer Agreements.

Download the Biosafety Manual (last update May 2021)

Biohazardous Waste - Guide to Disposal Methods (View Only Google Sheet)

Canadian Biosafety and Biosecurity Services and Guidelines

 

Radiation Safety

  • Ionizing radiation (i.e. NORMs, sealed sources)
  • Non-ionizing radiation (i.e. ultraviolet, infrared)
  • Laser radiation (i.e. spectrometry, experimental physics)

Please contact Stuart Elle, Laboratory Safety and University Biosafety Specialist at labsafety@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7793 for inquiries about radiation safety.