Safety

Platonic Figure, wearing a mask

COVID-19 Safety

CLASSES

We are holding a combination of in-person, virtual, and hybrid courses this fall. Course caps have been adjusted as needed to keep with University and CDC guidance.

BUILDING SAFETY

You are required to wear a facemask at all times when in ME building common areas. This includes faculty and staff offices, hallways, classrooms, meeting rooms, and study areas. Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the building. 

Course Modality and COVID-19 FAQs

Training

New and current ME employees can access various safety training materials, including:

  • Introduction to research safety
  • Chemical safety
  • Chemical waste management
  • In-person lab specific training
  • Biosafety
  • Fluid power safety
  • Machine shop safety

Training

Reporting Safety Incidents

Anonymously Report an Incident
Controller's Office Risk Management & Insurance Resources

What Should I Report?

  • Report any use of a fire extinguisher to their LSO, who completes an LER and contacts the main office
  • Complete a first report of injury (FROI) form for any injuries to PAID employees that are injured at work
    • Slipping on ice, carpal tunnel, and headaches from odors are all reportable. See the policy here.
  • Report any hazardous spill that occurs on the lab floor to the LSO. Outside the lab report to DEHS
  • Report and respond to any odor issues promptly

Forms and Templates

Hosting high school students in your lab? Read policies and procedures here.

Frequently Asked Questions

     Contact:

          General Questions and Concerns:
          mesafety@umn.edu

          Research Officer:
          Dr. Jiarong Hong
          612-626-4562
          jhong@umn.edu

          Radiation Officer:
          Kelly Daigle
          (612) 626-6940
          daig0006@umn.edu

          DEHS Contact:
         
Kate Greenberg, MPH
          612-626-2707
          kgreen15@umn.edu

 

     Resources: 

         •  Safety Resources Site

         •  CSE Specific Resources 

         •  DEHS Lab Safety Lists

         •  DEHS Lab Fact Sheet Library