Important Updates

To align with university directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in-person activities, events and programs must be in compliance with University COVID safety protocols. Refer to the Campus Maize & Blueprint for the most up-to-date guidance.

Effective September 14, 2021 the Children on Campus policy has been expanded to include all study team members who interact with children as research participants.

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