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LSO Resources

This page is designed specifically as a reference for Lab Safety Officers (LSOs) at the University of Minnesota. Information will include roles and responsibilities of an LSO, and resources to maintain compliance with department, university, and government policies. If you ever have any questions, please e-mail jst@umn.edu for assistance.

 

Roles and Responsibilities of a Lab Safety Officer

Each active laboratory at the University of Minnesota must have a lab safety officer (LSO).  The LSO serves as a resource for ensuring safe practices in the lab. Larger groups may have more than one LSO if needed in order to fulfill all duties. Responsibilities of an LSO are divided into the following commitments:

JST reponsibilities:

Group reponsibilities:

General reponsibilities:

 

Complete LSO Guidebook

Guidebook - Evolving document of resources and information for LSOs.

 

Templates

Safety training:

General Safety Training Record- Use this template to record the training of each group member.  Each group member must have their own General Safety Training Record.

Lab Specific Training Record- Use this template to record training that is specific to your group. The topical safety training that will be recorded here will depend on the SOPs your group has developed. You will need to customize this template to include these safety topics. Each group member must have their own Lab Specific Training Record.

Lab Specific Training Record EXAMPLE- An example of what a lab specific training record may look like.

DEHS Annual Lab Specific Training Record- This is the template provided by DEHS to record lab specific topics that must be covered yearly for all group members.

 

Emergency contact information:

Emergency Information for CEMS- Emergency and Contact Information for CEMS. Place this next to each phone.

Emergency Information for CHEM- Emergency and Contact Information for CHEM. Place this next to each phone.

 

Phone numbers and contacts:

Phone numbers and contacts for CEMS- Contact information for your group. Place this next to each phone.

Phone numbers and contacts for CHEM- Contact information for your group. Place this next to each phone.

 

Laboratory postings:

Eyewash inspection checklist- Use this template to record the dates an eyewash check was performed. Place this checklist next to each eyewash.

Laboratory door information template- Use this template to post your laboratory and contact information. Post this template on the outside of each laboratory door.

 

JST Documents

 

Informational Documents