Faculty (PI) Assistance

Moving to or Working in a Laboratory

Listed below are some things that are necessary when working in a laboratory environment.

  • Complete and submit a PPE Assessment and Training Form  
  • Complete an inventory through WFUHS’ Chemical Management Inventory System (CMIS)
  • Place necessary signage
  • Secure flammables in flammable cabinet
  • Review your evacuation routes
  • Locate Chemical Spill Kits
  • Ensure equipment is currently certified and/or satisfactorily operational (biosafety cabinet/fume hood)
  • Make sure waste is labeled and disposed of properly (see Waste Management regarding chemical, biological, and radioactive waste)
  • Complete on-line training:  Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Waste Fundamentals

Submitting Department Of Defense (USAMRMC) Grants

Obtaining a Certificate of Environmental Compliance approval – what is the process?
PI Safety Program Assurance Form
Certificate of Environmental Compliance Form
DOD (Department Of Defense) Safety Plan Checklist
Facility Safety Program  

Working with Controlled Substances in Research

Notification of Controlled Substances Registration or Renewal 
Use of Controlled Substances in Research Policy   

Working with Hazardous Materials

Chemical  - Review list of chemicals requiring Chemical Safety Committee approval.  If required, submit a Chemical Safety application.

Biological - A Biosafety application must be submitted and approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee if working with the following:

  • Human Gene Therapy
  • Biosafety Level 2 materials (Refer to BMBL, 5th Edition)
  • Non-exempt Recombinant DNA material


  • Review Radiation Safety Handbook
  • Attend Radiation Safety Class within 90 days
  • Submit application to General or Radiation Safety Committee, as appropriate, for use of Radioactive Materials
  • If using radiation producing equipment, contact Radiation Safety Officer, David Howell or 716-1202.


Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) has established a system of faculty-administered boards and committees to ensure protection of the rights and well-being of human subjects, ethical treatment of animal subjects, and compliance with federal regulations governing both.  For more information, click the appropriate link below.

Animal Care & Use Committee
Chemical Safety Committee
Institutional Biosafety Committee
Radiation Safety Committees
Institutional Review Board


Training Requirements

Useful Links

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Office of Research

Last Updated: 10-28-2014
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