Set up a lab

Working with hazardous substances?

Planning to begin work with hazardous materials? Follow the steps below to set up your workplace:

1. Register your space

Contact EHS at ehs.info@ualberta.ca to set up an appointment to register your worksite in the EHS database. You will need the following information:

  • Hazards used in the space (e.g., chemical, biological, radiological, lasers, UV, high voltage, etc.)
  • Personnel in the space
  • Equipment in the space (lasers, scintillation counters, biological safety cabinets, autoclaves)

Depending on the work you will be doing, you may require training and additional certification; EHS will help you to get started.

2. Prepare a unit action plan/emergency response plan

3. Post hazard signage