MBI’s commitment to safety
The Mechanobiology Institute is committed to the safety and health of every person working in MBI labs with the ultimate goal of providing a safe working and learning environment for all.
The Mechanobiology Institute takes measures to achieve and maintain compliance with applicable national and university safety and health laws, guidelines and good practices.
Safety Management System (SMS)
The Mechanobiology Institute maintains an effective and efficient SMS to ensure that risks are kept to an acceptable level and measures are put in place to contain and mitigate risks that cannot be eliminated.
Mandatory safety training
The Mechanobiology Institute ensures that all occupants receive appropriate and adequate training, including on-the-job supervision to ensure their competency in the workplace.
Every occupant of MBI’s laboratories has a role to play in ensuring the safety policy is implemented successfully. Senior staff are responsible for ensuring those working under their supervision are adequately trained and supervised, and contractors, vendors and visitors are briefed on safety issues. MBI is responsible for ensuring that steps are taken to ensure the safety and minimize health risk of all persons within the T-Lab.
Identification of hazards
Risk assessment and mitigation has been incorporated into daily operations. All lab users are encouraged to reduce the production of waste and the use of toxic materials, to prevent pollution, and to conserve and reuse resources, as is feasible.
Incident and accident investigation
All incidents and accidents are to be reported and investigated to determine the root cause(s) to prevent recurrence.
The policy shall be communicated to all occupants and feedback obtained through regular dialogue sessions.
The Mechanobiology Institute strives to continually measure and improve its environmental, safety and health performance through its Safety Management System (SMS). Regular review of the SMS, policies and standards will be carried out to ensure that they are current and in compliance with all applicable regulations.