Getting Researchers Back into their Labs

As Ohio State researchers return to their labs following COVID-19 shutdowns, daily work should start to feel more normal.  

That’s because, even though most researchers haven’t been in their labs in recent months, Facilities Operations and Development’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team has worked closely with the Office of Research and university principal investigators (PIs) and their teams to make sure reopening would be smooth.  

“We felt it was very important to keep research staff engaged in the safety process, even though they were not actively working in the lab,” said Tina Bogac, who oversees research laboratory safety as the senior director for EHS. “Our success in facilitating a strong safety culture is built on the positive relationships we have fostered with the lab staff.   

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