Laboratory Safety and Offices

The Environmental Health and Safety group provides comprehensive safety support in many areas including general laboratory safety, biosafety, radiation safety, as well as many others.

Important Contact Numbers

Contact Campus phone All other phones
Fire Department 9-911 911
Cambridge Police 9-911 911
Medical Emergency 9-911 911
Harvard Police 5-1212 617-495-1212
Harvard Operations Ctr 5-5560 617-495-5560
Non-Emergency Medical Care 5-5711 617-495-5711
MA Poison Info Ctr 9- 617-232-2120 617-232-2120
Harvard EH&S 5-2060 617-495-2060
DOS Safety Office 5-7767 or 5-2345 617-495-7767 or 617-495-2345
Cambridge EH&S Biosafety 5-2345 617-495-2345


Harvard Safety Guides and Manuals

DOS Safety Committees

Biolabs, BRI, MCZL, HUH, & Peabody Chaired by Chris Caldwell, Lab Safety Officer (5-7767; chris_caldwell@harvard.edu). This committee meets on the third Monday of every other month with the first meeting of the academic year being in September. Contact Chris for information on upcoming meetings.

Bauer & Sherman Fairchild Chaired by Sid Paula, Lab & Biosafety Officer (5-2345; spaula@mcb.harvard.edu). Contact Sid for information on upcoming meetings.

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Chaired by Dr. Mathieu Lalonde, CCB Safety Officer (6-8285; lalonde@fas.harvard.edu). This committee meets monthly in the Converse Lab Conference Room (Rm 102). Information on upcoming meetings and meeting notes from past meetings is available here.

Northwest Labs Chaired by Brad Parsons, Lab Safety Officer (6-1216; bradford_parsons@harvard.edu) This committee meets on the second Monday of every other month with the first meeting of the academic year being in September. Contact Brad for information on upcoming meetings.

Physics, EPS, & LISE (PEL) Chaired by John Sweeny, Senior Lab Safety Officer (5-1290; john_sweeny@harvard.edu). This committee meets monthly in Hoffman, 4th floor conference room. Contact John for information on upcoming meetings.