Laboratory Safety

Incidents

Laboratory/Studio & Field Incident Report

The Laboratory/Studio and Field Incident Report form is to be completed by the Lab Manager/Teaching Assistant/Instructor for any incident that occurs in any University of South Florida affiliated teaching or research laboratory/studio or field research project.

Workers' Compensation

If an accident or incident resulted in a work-related injury or illness, your supervisor must be contacted immediately. Please proceed to the Workers' Compensation website, for more information on how to report a work-related injury or illness.

Lab Safety Around the Country

In October 2011, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued a report on their investigation of a chemistry lab explosion that occurred at Texas Tech University. The report also highlighted key findings from other serious accidents that occurred at various universities. To the right please view their video presentation on their investigation entitled “Experimenting with Danger”.

Ethics Point

For anonymous reporting of activities that may involve misconduct, unsafe conditions, or other violations of USF System policies please click the link to the right to voice your concern.