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Environmental Health & Safety

37 Dewey Field Road
Suite 6216
Hanover, NH 03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-1762
Fax: (603) 646-2622

Dartmouth Compliance Matrix

Complex organizations such as Dartmouth comply with a multitude of policies, laws, and regulations.  Risk and Internal Controls has developed a compliance matrix to guide the Dartmouth community in identifying key compliance areas, the Dartmouth staff responsible for various aspects of compliance oversight, and where to go to learn more about each compliance area.
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Laboratory Surveys

Laboratory surveys are performed by EHS on a regular basis to discover, monitor, understand and help control the specific hazards encountered in each research laboratory across the Dartmouth College campus.

Several members of EHS perform surveys.  Generally lab surveys are announced but may also be performed unannounced.  

If you would like to ensure you are present during the survey, contact  EHS to schedule a lab survey for a specific date/time. 


On Site Lab Survey Process


  1. EHS arrives and notifies the lab members of our presents and why we are visting the lab
  2. Lab survey begins.  Occupants may follow along with the inspector if they desire.  On average, depending on the type of survey and size of the lab, it takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the survey process.
  3. After the survey is complete, the inspector informs the lab members of any issues noted during the survey.
  4. Any issues that can be corrected immediately, are corrected either by the inspector or a lab member.
  5. Questions or concerns are answered.
  6. A written report is created and send to lab members and the PI detailing the lab survey findings and any corrections.
  7. Follow up service or supplies is completed.


Inspection Forms

The following are the inspection forms used during lab inspections:

Self Survey Form

EHS Combined Laboratory Survey Form

Biological Safety Survey Form

Radiation Safety Survey Form

Last Updated: 4/19/16