Supervisor - Leading a Safe Laboratory

Holden Thorp is chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Creating a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research.

In this informative video, he outlines Principal Investigator responsibilities in the research laboratory.

Holden Thorp
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“Faculty and staff… often do not understand or appreciate the hazards that are present in their work settings,” Thorp notes.

Principal investigators must lead by example, he says, holding students, staff and visitors to appropriate safety and compliance expectations.

Watch the video above or here.


Steve Elwood
Director for Research Safety

Meagan Fitzpatrick
Assistant Director and Biosafety Officer

Stanley Howell
Sr. Program Manager
Chemical Safety