Welcome to the University of Virginia. I am Clarissa Lynch, Chemical Safety Officer for the University of Virginia. I am here to provide assistance, allowing you to begin your research quickly while achieving compliance with all regulations, guidelines and policies.
As you prepare to move your lab from another institution, or start up your new lab, please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding your new lab space or any special lab equipment requirements (e.g., facility-specific or safety considerations). Please contact your department for questions related to facility requirements you may have. I can also connect you to the appropriate people in various research compliance areas, such as the Institutional Biosafety Committee and Radiation Safety.
The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) functions as a research support office and as such does not directly bill for any of our services. We will provide whatever assistance we can in making your research lab’s transition to UVA as seamless as possible.
We look forward to working with you!
Clarissa Lynch is the dedicated EHS representative who will meet with you personally after your arrival at UVA. Please email or call (434-982-4311) her to make an appointment. This is informal and structured as a time for you to ask questions, go over your EHS requirements, resources and services which we provide.
Training will depend on the research activity in your lab. The base training you must complete prior to starting work in your lab is Chemical Safety and Waste Training for Research Personnel Log-in.
Yes. For more information see the Institutional Biosafety Committee’s Registration and Approval Process.
All research with vertebrate animals must be approved prior to implementation. For more information see the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee’s information for new PIs.
For more information see Radiation Safety’s How to Become Authorized to Use Radioactive Material.