I am pleased to announce that we have completed our laboratory safety surveys for the 2009/2010 school year and we are seeing a continued increase in the number of laboratories with no violations as compared to previous years. We are also seeing fewer labs with D or F grades. The number of laboratories on our campus has also increased from around 800 labs in 2004 to nearly 1200 labs today. This is exciting news as it is indicative of a growing research base on the IUPUI campus with an improving safety awareness. We are seeing new faculty members arrive with a strong desire to maintain compliance as well as current faculty with a renewed interest in laboratory safety.
Please see the graphs below that summarize the results of laboratory safety surveys that were performed over the last 7 years.
I want to commend all the laboratory faculty, staff and students for their efforts to maintain compliance. Your hard work has not gone unnoticed.