Laboratory Safety Unit

The laboratory safety unit (LSU) is established as a central university unit under the office of Vice-President (Research & Technology) to oversee laboratory safety and regulatory compliance issues in teaching and research activities. The LSU also plays a key role in establishing the University policies and procedures to enhance the safety management and regulatory compliance in the CityU. The roles of the LSU is split into two main streams, laboratory safety management and risk management.

For laboratory safety management, the LSU oversees and advises on the following programs with respect to health and safety: (1) animal work safety, (2) biosafety, (3) laser safety, (4) ionizing-radiation safety, and (5) non-ionizing radiation safety. Besides, the LSU is also responsible for providing professional safety advices, services and/or supports on the following areas in laboratories:

  • laboratory design;
  • pre-occupational safety check;
  • health and safety inspection;
  • fume hood cleansing;
  • personal alarm system;
  • pressure vessel examination and certification;
  • LA/LG examination and certification;
  • safety supply box; and
  • TLD badge monitoring service

For risk management, the LSU develops effective and efficient risk assessment reporting system to assist the academic and research personnel to conduct a risk assessment for their projects and courses.