1.1a Content Tutorial

Listed below are several important resources for Laboratory Safety. Be sure to familiarize yourself with variety of materials that are shared in each of the sites below that you will be reviewing.


Jabsom building

This resource provides a brief overview of the Environmental Health and Safety Organization at John A Burns School of Medicine.  JABSOM-EHSO endeavors to provide a safe campus environment through the development and administration of health and safety programs. Through partnering with the UH Manoa Environmental Health and Safety Office, they are able to provide a wide array of programs, manuals, and training to ensure that the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine personnel are able to receive the information and guidance they need. Included in this resource are links to various safety related content and training.

JABSOM-EHSO Introduction (, HTML Page)



Training Flowchart

Click on flowchart or the link below to download PDF File

The resource below illustrates the typical progression for laboratory training at JABSOM. Please review the flowchart in order to familiarize yourself with the training procedures that take place at this particular laboratory. 

JABSOM Lab Training Flowchart (, PDF Document)





Please review the resource link below. This site contains the plans, guidelines, manuals, and protocols for working in a biological laboratory. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the variety of resources here that will provide you with crucial information about laboratory safety practices, procedural guidelines, and the chemical safety plan. Each laboratory is responsible for coming up with their own set of safety plans that are based on national safety standards.  

Plans, Guidelines, Manuals, Protocols, etc. (, HTML Page)





The Biological Safety Program (BSP) is responsible for the development and maintenance of a comprehensive program according to applicable regulations and guidelines that govern the procurement, uses, storage, transport and disposal of biological commodities. The link below will provide you with information that will help clarify the intent of the biological safety program at JABSOM.

Biological Safety Program Information (, HTML Page)




Biosafety 2

Please review the link below to familiarize yourself with the National Institute of Healths guidelines for Biological Laboratory Safety or Biosafety. The purpose of Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories Manual  is to refine guidance based on new knowledge and experiences and to address contemporary issues that present new risks that confront laboratory workers and the public health. In this way the code of practice will continue to serve the microbiological and biomedical community as a relevant and valuable authoritative reference.

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (, PDF Document)




MSDS cover

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard requires manufacturers or distributors of hazardous materials to assess the physical and health hazards of the chemical or product. This information must be included in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), which must be provided to the purchaser of the product with at least the initial shipment of the chemical. Per the OSHA Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratories standard, employers shall maintain any material safety data sheets that are received with incoming shipments of hazardous chemicals, and ensure that they are readily accessible to laboratory employees.

MSDS – Use & Understanding (, PDF Document)


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