On April 20, 2015, President Schlissel sent an email to the campus community regarding research safety culture at the University of Michigan. As part of an ambitious plan moving forward, U-M’s Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH) and Office of Research (UMOR), in coordination with the Office of the Provost, has launched an initiative to strengthen current programs for research safety. Specific measures include a new oversight committee on research safety, a survey to assess awareness of safety procedures, clarification of roles and responsibilities for laboratory safety, and increased communication and information on safety issues and procedures.
OSEH is ready to partner with our research community to identify risks and find ways to deal with them. To view the full letter from Present Schlissel, click here.