Requirements for Laboratories, Work Areas and Equipment Shared Among Principal Investigators

To help navigate the unique challenges of sharing, UMass Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) in conjunction with the Institutional Chemical Safety Committee (ICSC) has developed the above guidelines/policy to help ensure safe, secure, and efficient conduct of operations in shared lab spaces and with shared equipment.

This policy generally applies to research and teaching laboratories, analytical facilities, studios, shops and other spaces for which the UMass Chemical Hygiene Plan ( applies. The term laboratory is meant to be inclusive of all the above named spaces in the following. This policy specifically applies to locations that are shared in some manner (see classifications and characteristics in the policy below) and in which hazardous materials are stored or handled.