Commitment to Safety at MSD

In the Materials Sciences Division, our mission is to do world-class science in a safe environment. We proudly support a strong safety culture in which all staff and visitors participate by using the proper safeguards and fulfilling all safety requirements. Here we provide documentation and resources to assist our researchers in achieving these goals.

New PI Transition Roadmap

Effective Spring 2022, MSD has introduced a new roadmap for Principal Investigators (PIs) who are leaving the Lab. These guidelines are intended to help ensure a smooth transition for remaining personnel, and cover such topics as transferring custodianship of DOE property and chemicals; training successors and safety leaders; closing out funding awards; and ensuring smooth operational infrastructure continuity, among other subjects. A link to the guidance can be found here.

Safety Bulletins

For past Safety Bulletins, please see our Archive HERE.

MSD Safety Spot Award Nomination

Spot awards are appropriate for either individuals or groups who/which have made an extraordinary effort to improve an aspect of safety, consistently manage complex safety issues, assist others or correct a safety problem. Nominations will be reviewed and prioritized by the MSD Safety Committee. Don't forget to click on "Submit" when you are complete.

Help us appreciate outstanding safety efforts by nominating someone for an MSD Safety Spot Award using the Spot Award nomination form.