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Safety Management System

Safety Management System Overview

Environmental Health & Safety's Safety Management System (SMS) is client-centric web-based system that facilitates safety compliance for principal investigators, lab managers, and supervisors.


Safety Management System Functions and Services

  • Chemical registration.
  • Document management.
  • Green Lab Tool.
  • Hazardous materials registration.
  • Lab/workgroups establishment.
  • Laser registration.
  • Medical services/appointment scheduling.
  • Nanotechnology Hazard Assessment Tool.
  • Noise Hazard Assessment Tool.
  • Respiratory Hazard Assessment Tool.
  • Safety Survey Tool.
  • Track training status.
  • Waste pickup/disposal requests.
  • And more.

Safety Management System Additional Details

As outlined in policy 1005, each principal investigator and supervisor is responsible for the safety of their lab or workgroup. This responsibility includes assuring equipment and hazardous materials are used safely, that all personnel have attended require training, appropriate safety precautions are determined and followed, and that hazardous materials are disposed of properly. 

The registration of hazardous materials is mandatory for all teaching and research labs or other areas using chemicals. Your registration helps assure the university is in compliance with the Virginia Fire Code, OSHA regulations, and other regulatory authorities. This requirement is relevant to all departments, colleges, laboratories, centers, and institutes where work is performed using hazardous materials or where conditions exist that could result in immediate or serious harm. 

You can begin the registration of your chemicals and/or the creation of your lab or workgroup in the SMS by clicking here.

Detailed instructions on how to use the SMS can be found here.


Contact Information

Curt Porterfield, Health and Safety Training Coordinator

Phone: 540-231-8759
Email: cuporter@vt.edu

Lee Watson, Health and Safety Trainer

Phone: 540-231-9198
Email: kernlw1@vt.edu