Laboratory Safety Self-Evaluation Program
EHS is responsible for the safety oversight of the over 1,500 labs at The University of Texas at Austin. Principal Investigators are responsible for safety in their laboratory. The Laboratory Self-Evaluation was designed to assist PIs in identifying safety issues in their laboratory. Each PI is required to submit a laboratory safety self-evaluation (PDF) every semester (Fall and Spring).
EHS created a web PDF self-evaluation form for the spring 2010 semester. The electronic form utilizes features to make it easier for Principal Investigators to complete their lab self-evaluation. Users can bypass sections that are not applicable to their lab. The form can be saved at any time during the completion process and then submitted electronically to EHS.
Participation continues to improve University-wide. There has been nearly a five-fold increase in participation since spring 2009.