The Harvard University Environment, Health and Safety Policy provides a framework for safety management through University Safety Committees, established roles & responsibilities, and programs such as training, inspections and incident management.The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is committed to ensuring the safety of its personnel and the environment in all of the Faculty’s diverse activities. This is accomplished primarily through strong partnerships between Faculty, Researchers, the Environmental Health & Safety Office (EH&S), the Office of Physical Resources & Planning (OPRP), FAS Science Operations, and Research Administration Services. These groups work proactively and collaboratively to address potential safety concerns, promote a culture of safety, and facilitate teaching and research across FAS laboratories.
FAS follows the Harvard University Environment, Health and Safety Policy which provides a framework for safety management through University Safety Committees, established roles & responsibilities, and programs such as training, inspections and incident management. In accordance with this policy, Zak Gingo, Associate Dean for OPRP, serves as the FAS Environmental Safety Compliance Officer (ESCO) and is appointed by the Dean to implement, manage and reinforce safety programs. EH&S assists FAS laboratories directly through a team of dedicated Lab Safety Advisors (LSAs). LSAs provide routine services such as inspections & risk assessments, coordinate biosafety and radiation support, and facilitate local safety committee meetings. See the EH&S resources here for more information or contact the designated Lab Safety Advisor.