To continue strengthening laboratory and research safety across the University of Michigan, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) is partnering with the U-M Research and Academic Safety Committee to develop and implement a new phase of its research safety initiative.
The new phase of the initiative known as “Safety First, Safety Every Day” is launching in unison with safety process changes EHS has implemented based on feedback from laboratory directors, unit safety committees, and others.
The changes are designed to reduce burden while also increasing adherence to research safety requirements.
“Safety is an institutional value at the University of Michigan that is ingrained in everything we do, from academics to research, scholarship and creative practice,” said Rebecca Cunningham, vice president for research and the William G. Barsan Collegiate Professor of Emergency Medicine.
“Exceptional research means safe research, and there is a strong commitment across our three campuses to ensure that safety is prioritized in every one of our research environments.”