Lab Safety

Kimberly Mormann

Kimberly Mormann

Lab Safety Specialist
kimberly33@uchicago.edu
T: 773-834-2127

Working closely with the Dean of PSD, the Director of PME, and the Office of Research Safety, Kim manages and provides technical guidance, training, and risk analysis of the PSD and PME laboratory safety program to ensure a safe environment for research and the pursuit of academic excellence. 


  • The Office of Research Safety handles all chemical, biological, radiological, and laser safety training on campus. Their website also houses laboratory research safety manuals and policies.
    • Their program page offers guidance, laser registration forms, and document templates for SOPs.
    • Their lessons learned page shares lessons from campus incidents.
  • The Office of Environmental Health and Safety handles fire and life safety, disability self-identifications in case of emergency, and many more programs.
    • Their who does what page identifies what offices manage different aspects of environmental health and safety across campus.
    • Their training platform, EHSA, provides information about hazardous waste, safety inspections, training records, placards, and more.
  • The Joint Research Safety Initiative (JRSI) is a new safety community run by students, postdocs, and research assistants that aims to provide centralized and accessible safety and educational resources for students and faculty. They house safety moments and outside resources on their website and are welcoming new members.
  • The SafeLAB Newsletter is a quarterly communication that provides information about upcoming events, announcements, policy changes, etc.