Laboratory Safety

Laser Safety

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Environmental Health and Safety has developed a program to provide guidance to University faculty, staff, and students for the safe use of lasers and laser systems and to ensure compliance with the American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers (ANSI Z136.1-1993).

Waste Disposal

Comprehensive information about chemical, biological, residual, and municipal waste disposal at the University.

Chemical Redistribution

Chemical Redistribution Program provides faculty and staff with the opportunity to obtain chemicals free of charge. The program emphasizes the University's commitment to environmental protection by reducing the overall volumes of chemical waste generated.


Within the body of OSHA regulations, there are more than 100 standards which contain training requirements for employers. Find out more about what training is offered at the University.

Investigator Departure

The Research Conduct and Compliance Office (RCCO) has developed guidance in event of an investigator departing the University.

Chemical Authorization Letter (PDF)

Laboratory Chemicals Authorization Letter for P-Card Purchases