Health Sciences - Medical Laboratory Science Program
Holloway Hall

Safety

Scientific laboratories are filled with amazing things to see and do - microorganisms to grow, DNA to analyze, drugs to measure, blood to type, etc. However, it is essential that scientists know how to handle viruses without becoming infected, chemicals without becoming sick, radiation without becoming exposed, and so on. An essential component of the curriculum, therefore, is laboratory safety. Students in Salisbury's program learn how to manage a laboratory such that hazards are minimized and how to respond correctly when accidents do occur. In addition, weather permitting, every student taking the course gets hands-on fire extinguisher training with an actual fire. As a result Salisbury graduates are well able to develop the essential work practices needed for skillful but safe laboratory work.