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According to the Laboratory Safety Management Policy (Section B400, Health and Safety Guide), departmental heads should designate Lab-in-charge for each laboratory to ensure effective liaison on health and safety issues or in case of an emergency laboratory situation.

The Lab-in-charge should be a full-time staff member who is familiar with the operation of the laboratory concerned. The name and contact details of the Lab-in-charge should be clearly displayed at the entrance of each laboratory. Individual departments shall review the departmental lab-in-charge list at least annually to ensure information is up-to-date. Updated departmental Lab-in-charge list shall be forwarded to Health, Safety and Environment Office (HSEO) and Campus Control Centre for record purposes.

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Manage health and safety related issues according to the system established by the department.
  • Ensure laboratory is operated in compliance with Hong Kong regulations and PolyU Health and Safety Guidelines.
  • Liaise with HSEO for health and safety related issues.
  • Serve as point of contact in case of emergency in the laboratory.

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