CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

To align with University directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in person activities, events and programs involving children should be conducted virtually and in alternative formats until further notice. These changes will remain in effect until otherwise directed by University of Michigan leadership and public health officials. Please check here periodically for resources and updates to support virtual experiences that align with the Children on Campus policy.

Laboratories

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  • Special considerations for safety are required
    • Secure prior approval of theĀ dean, director or department head
    • Appoint a responsible person to oversee and/or supervise the activities of children to reduce, or eliminate, the risk of personal injury and the risk of damage to projects and property
  • Prudent precautions
    • Do not allow children in laboratories where hazardous substances are stored or are in use, or where hazardous activities are in progressĀ unless accompanied by the responsible person
    • Students from primary and secondary schools may occasionally enter laboratories as part of educational programs under carefully controlled and supervised conditions
  • More guidance is available in Environment, Health and Safety Guidelines
    ehs.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Lab-Safety-Self-Inspection-Checklist.docx
  • Exceptions:
    • In consultation with Environment, Health and Safety
    • At the discretion of the dean, director, or department head
    • No risk of injury or illness in excess of everyday risks
    • No significant disruptions to the working environment
    • When parental permission and indemnification is obtained