Security issues are changing nationally, and those changes are affecting the way researchers work. To help MSU investigators respond to this need for greater security, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has prepared a short tutorial on lab security. The following pages identify ways to control access to labs, monitor materials used in labs, and conduct emergency evacuations. The tutorial also includes information on reporting incidents and handling specific threats if they occur.
These security measures are designed to protect everyone who works in our laboratories and to prevent misuse of laboratory materials. Please read this tutorial carefully and use the information to enhance security in your lab. The safety of our faculty, staff, and students is our individual and collective responsibility and we must take it seriously.