Principal investigators (PI), lab managers and others assigned supervisory responsibilities in the labs are considered Lab Supervisors. Lab Supervisors bear unique responsibilities for both oversight of the Environmental and Safety programs within their labs and also for ensuring that their lab members have the materials and training needed to work safely.
Holden Thorp chairs the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Creating a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research. The Committee is focused on fostering safety culture in the research lab. Dr. Thorp is a principal investigator in chemistry, currently serving as Provost of the University of Washington in St. Louis. Review a short video to see what he feels are the most important aspects of leading a research laboratory.
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