Safety in the laboratory requires a full team effort to be successful. When everyone in the laboratory understands how to identify hazardsassess risk, and select the appropriate control measures to eliminate a hazard or minimize risk, accidents, injuries and near misses can be reduced.


This collection of methods and tools for assessing hazards in research laboratories is based on the publication, Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories. The guide was published in 2015 by the Hazard Identification and Evaluation Task Force of the American Chemical Society‚Äôs Committee on Chemical Safety in response to a recommendation from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.