Safety & Security

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is committed to providing a safe and healthy laboratory environment for all members of the campus community and visitors.

Health and safety training is required for all those who work in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Training of research staff assures compliance with institutional, local, and federal regulations regarding worker safety and environmental protection. Training of administrators and support staff assures compliance with safe work practices that are essential in a laboratory building. Managers, supervisors, and principal investigators are directly responsible for the documented training of their staff.

Students, Volunteers, MD Research Fellow, International Visiting Scholar etc.

  • Complete both general laboratory safety and biosafety/bloodborne pathogen training.
  • Complete Research Release and Facility Access Form.
  • Send completed signed form and both safety training certificates of completion to PI or department designee.
  • Building access will be granted after receiving the above mentioned documents.

Training is provided by the Division of Safety & Security and the Office of Laboratory Safety.

Contact SMHS Operations at or 202-994-9882 if you have any questions.