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Welcome to the Research & Instructional Safety & Health website.

Safety matters at Smith College. Our safety committees and inventory and regulatory affairs unit ensure we provide a safe environment for students, employees, faculty, and staff as well as others visiting our facilities and to help ensure compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations. This site provides resources for students, faculty and staff to perform coursework, design and fabrication, and research (including in laboratories and in the field) safely and in compliance with relevant directives.

Under the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic circumstances, extraordinary precautions have been taken to ensure the health and well-being of our whole community.  As of June 1st we are not implementing any additional Science Center laboratory measures besides those provided by the College’s COVID-19 Response Plan. To see current guidelines visit the Culture of Care College’s website. 

Lab Safety & Compliance Director: Margaret Rakas, Ford Hall 027, (413-585-3877) (413-585-3802)
Science Center Administrative Director Tom Richardson, Burton Hall 115
Institutional Official Bill Peterson, College Hall 206, 413-585-3877

Safety & Compliance Committees
Biosafety Committee
IACUC – Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
IRB – Institutional Review Board
Radiation Safety Committee
SCRI – Safety Committee on Research & Instruction