Retiring Laboratory Equipment and Supplies

Dry Nitrogen Shippers

A Quick Fix for Under Hood Flammable Cabinet Doors

Have you Checked your Support Clips Lately?

Welcome Mendy Foster


How quality control could save your science

Postdoc dies in lab fire at Tsinghua University

Deadly accident sounds alarm for safety in Chinese labs

UCLA professor Patrick Harran loses nomination as AAAS fellow

Chemical Employers To Face Tougher Worker Safety Penalties

A history of innovation and dysfunction at Los Alamos National Laboratory



Laboratory Safety


BloodBorne Pathogens




General Safety


Chemical Hygiene Plan


Find an MSDS


Biosafety Manual


Online Hazardous Waste Manifest Form


Online Training


Daily Eyewash Inspection Checklist


EHS Homepage



Would you like to subscribe to Lab Notes? Please visit the link below to begin receiving quarterly editions of Lab Notes. It is free of charge and is a great way to stay informed.

Subscribe Now!

IUPUI Office of Environmental Health and Safety

980 Indiana Avenue, 4th Floor

Indianapolis, IN 46202


(phone) 317.274.2005

(fax) 317.728.2158


Meet our Staff


Contact us!


Retiring Laboratory Equipment and Supplies

University policy mandates that all equipment purchased with University funds be either redistributed within the University or referred to Surplus Property for final disposition. This includes scientific equipment, office or laboratory furniture and scientific or clinical supplies which have not used for their intended purpose.

Please click here To learn more from Kevin Mouser about how to properly retire your unwanted laboratory equipment and supplies

Dry Nitrogen Shippers

The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates liquid nitrogen and other cryogenic liquids as hazardous materials during transport. If you need to ship liquid nitrogen, you must have specialized training. One way to avoid this requirement is to use a dry dewar, otherwise known as a “dry shipper”

To find out more about dry shippers please read Amanda Foti's article by clicking here.

A Quick Fix for Under Hood Flammable Cabinet Doors

Is your door not closing properly on your flammable cabinet that is located under the fume hood? Do you recognize the photograph above? To find out what is in the photograph above and to read about a possible quick fix to your flammable cabinet door if it is not closing properly please click here to read Mendy Foster's quick fix.

Have you Checked your Support Clips Lately?

Do you recognize the object in the photograph above? This small object is a vital part of your chemical storage cabinet. This article was published several years ago, however we are finding more of these badly corroded during our laboratory inspections so Please click here to read an article by Lee Stone about how a collapsed shelf destroyed a university research building and find steps to prevent a similar incident from occurring in your laboratory.

Welcome Mendy Foster


Please join us in welcoming Mendy Foster. Mendy is the newest member of our laboratory safety team. Mendy's laboratory experience and her extensive knowledge of laboratory polices, practices and procedures makes her a perfect fit for our team as a Laboratory Safety Specialist. Please click here to find out more about our new laboratory safety team member.



Lab Notes is a quarterly publication by the IUPUI Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Lab Notes is designed, edited and published by K. Lee Stone.

"Don't Learn Laboratory Safety by Accident!"