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Environmental Health & Safety

Drexel’s Office of Research and the Department of Environment Health and Safety are dedicated to the health, safety and welfare of our research community. We work together to ensure health and safety compliance across campus by assisting researchers and clinicians in meeting all federal, state and local standards and regulations. In the section, you will find detailed information and resources related to:

Safety Training

Access to the required online safety training modules is found in the BioRaft platform. Training is required for all individuals working or learning in university laboratories and clinical/medical operations. The training platform can be accessed by going to You can log into the system using your Drexel credentials. 

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Laboratory Safety

Laboratory safety is of paramount importance to Environmental Health & Safety, which manages and responds to all issues and concerns surrounding chemical, biological, radiation, laser, chemical fume hood, and centrifuge safety as well as biological safety cabinets, compressed gas cylinders, nanotechnology, emergency spill response, hazardous waste management and other standard operating procedures.

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The Drexel University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) provides guidance to all faculty, professional staff and students who wish to conduct research and teaching activities involving biological hazards such as recombinant DNA (as defined by the National Institutes of Health guidelines), pathogenic organisms, human/primate samples, chemical carcinogens and cytotoxic agents.

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Radiation Safety

At Drexel University radiation and radioactive materials may be used for education, scientific research and medical diagnosis. The Radiation Safety Office at Drexel University is responsible for managing the beneficial uses of radiation and radioactive material while protecting our students, patients, visitors, faculty and professional staff from potential hazards as well as assuring compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

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Service Requests and Forms

Here's a listing of Service Requests and Forms.

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