Stanford University

Laboratory Safety

The Laboratory Safety Program provides targeted health and safety services to support Stanford’s academic and research laboratories. Collectively, the team includes individuals with previous experience as scientific researchers as well as safety and regulatory expertise. The group provides specialized laboratory safety consultations on chemical and physical hazards, as well as guidance to laboratories so they can meet their regulatory compliance requirements. Specific program services may include:

  • Safety consultation and review of chemical and physical research processes
  • Review of safety procedures for work with highly toxic materials (e.g., toxic gases, select agent toxins, etc.)
  • Review of chemical usage with research animals
  • Providing specialized training on chemical and physical hazards
  • Training on EH&S systems such as BioRAFT, ChemTracker, and Wastetag
  • DEA controlled substance or precursor authorizations
  • Consultations on laboratory start-up, moves, and decommissioning
  • Incident or accident investigation and follow-up
  • Coordination with outside agencies regarding regulatory inspections

Additionally, because most laboratories on campus work with chemical and physical hazards, the group may serve as an initial point of contact for individuals seeking consultations regarding biosafety and biosecurity, hazardous waste management, radiation safety, laser safety, and occupational health and travel medicine.


Laboratory Safety Staff

Mary Dougherty

Deputy Directory; Manager, Laboratory Safety Program

April Anstey

Research Safety Specialist

Gisella Joma

Communications and Service Design Specialist

Sarah Martin

Organizational Insight Analyst

Jennifer Mattler

Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer

Beth Mohr

Senior Industrial Hygienist

Jean Nguyen

Research Safety Specialist

Jack Reidy

Research Safety Specialist

David J. Strick, Ph.D.

Sr. Research Safety Specialist

Naomi Takahashi

Research Safety Specialist

Julie Wang

Health & Safety Specialist

Cheryl Yemoto

Sr. Research Safety Specialist

Nancy J. Young

Research Safety Specialist


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