Climate and Space Research Building Safety Information

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CSRB Primary Contacts

COVID-19 Information

Contact tracing protocols for employees

  • Symptomatic employees should contact U-M Occupational Health Services (OHS) at 734-764-8021.
  • Positive COVID test results by OHS are communicated to the employee:
    • OHS will provide follow up instructions and return-to-work guidance.
    • Status information to be given to supervisor / other employees.
    • Medical confidentiality and privacy will be maintained in contact tracing.
  • Positive COVID diagnosed at a location other than designated by OHS:
    • Employee must report their test type and diagnosis to OHS.
    • Employee should not return to workplace until cleared by OHS.

Fire Safety

  • Floor marshals in orange vests will provide instructions. 
  • Exit the building immediately when alarms are triggered. 
  • Gather along the sidewalk on the west side of the building.

CSRB Fire evacuation map


Tornado Safety

  • Floor marshals in orange vests will provide instructions. 
  • Proceed to the one of the nearest basement floors. Stairs to enter the basements are located in the x400 & x500 wings of the building.

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CSRB Lab Safety Procedures

Before working in any CLaSP lab, all faculty, staff and students must complete the General Laboratory Safety Training (Faculty Course EHS_BLS025w; Student Course BLS042w) available through My LINC ( The certificate at the end of the course needs to be printed and filed in the Blue Binder (lab safety binder) training section found in each laboratory. 

NOTE: Students doing work in a research lab that is not related to class work are required to take the EHS_BLS025w course.

For any activity that may pose a possible hazard or safety risk, a standard operating procedure for that particular procedure needs to be written up and that training needs to be given to everyone that plans to take part in the lab.
A signature of acknowledgement is required on Standard Operating Procedures documents (SOPs). U-M Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) has a
list of SOPs that can be modified to be more specific to your laboratory operation.

  • All chemicals brought into a lab MUST be on the chemical inventory for that lab. 
  • A safety data sheet MUST be included in the Blue Binder for all chemicals. 
  • All containers containing a compound of chemicals, or chemicals that have been moved from the original container MUST be labeled appropriately.
  • Food or drinks are NOT allowed in the labs.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn when in a lab (safety glasses, gloves, lab coat). No sandals or shorts when working with chemicals or machinery.
  • All incidents or near misses must be reported immediately to the Safety Committee ( EHS will review the incident, and advise on how to avoid or minimize the risk in the future.
  • All equipment not in use must be powered off and unplugged. Damaged equipment must be reported to the lab manager immediately for repair or replacement.
  • Collect and label all chemical waste in a designated area. Waste needs to be disposed of via EHS Hazmat within 60 days of first accumulation date.
  • Allow enough time at the end of each working day to clean up work areas so that clutter does not accumulate posing a fire or tripping hazard.

CSRB Rooftop Safety Procedures

Use of and entry onto the roof for research purposes is contingent on the following:

CSRB Lab and Resource Contacts

CSRB Safety Committee

  • Marti Moon (CSRB 2510)
  • Michael Meister (CSRB 1521C)
  • Nilton Renno (CSRB 1531C)
  • Roger De Roo (CSRB 2543D)
  • Josh Synowiec (CSRB 1115)
  • Will Dawson (1239 Kipke Drive)