Our Safe Science program is our initiative designed to motivate and to challenge all lab personnel. We encourage you to be actively involved with making safety your priority here on campus and in the field.
Safety Culture Values
- Commitment to safety on our campus and in the field - continually, not just when it’s convenient.
- Encourages open dialogue and free exchange of safety information.
- Assigns greater value on problem solving vs assigning blame.
- Leaders serve as safety role models.
- Encourages anyone to raise a safety concern.
- Emphasizes learning and continuous improvement.
Safety is everyone's responsibility. We believe that safety training and education are essential elements of research and education. Click here to print your own brochure describing the program. Share with fellow researchers.
Look for opportunities throughout the year to participate in quizzes, games and activities that can earn you or your lab prizes!
We will present new themes to help focus your labs on a specific topic in lab safety, security, and sustainability.
Practice makes perfect! Look for opportunities to attend training, or have training brought to you! We’re happy to provide laboratory-specific training to meet your unique needs.
WHY DO WE CARE?
Promoting safety in academic research laboratories has grown in recent years, following high-profile incidents in which researchers were injured or killed. Here at Wright State University we want to go beyond complying with regulations to fostering a safety culture: affirming a constant, institution-wide commitment to safety and integrating safety as an essential element in the daily work of researchers.
The Safe Science Program is a collaboration between Wright State University and the National Research Council. The NRC's report "Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research" can be found by clicking here.
How can we help you?
For additional information please contact: MARJORIE MARKOPOULOS, Biological & Chemical Safety Officer