101 Lab

The Four Policies of the Hasler Lab 101 Lab

  1. Leave the lab cleaner and neater than it was when you arrived. This includes not just your own area – do your part to help keep it clean! Put away supplies when not in use. Replace common supplies if necessary (Extra paper towels are down in Aaron’s office)
  2. Label all your equipment, space, and experiments in progress. We try to avoid “the tragedy of the commons.” Unlabeled equipment will be thrown out or become common use. Labeling is quick and hassle-free, just use a piece of colored lab tape. 

    There is no excuse not to label! 

  3. Follow safety guidelines. Use all personal protective equipment necessary for your task. Be cognizant that other people may be at risk due to your activity, and take the appropriate precautions. If you think we need more safety gear or protocols, say something!
  4. If you do not know what to do, ask!

Who to ask about different problems, in order:

  • Equipment to do your job: Your group leader
  • Microscopes or light sources: Liz Runde
  • Dispose of anything: the “Lab Safety Guide” on top of the refrigerator
  • Major equipment failure: Aaron Nolan, Liz Runde
  • Supply storage empty: Aaron Nolan
  • History of 101: Aaron Nolan, Ted Bier
  • Anything LTER related: Ted Bier
  • A problem not on the list: Aaron Nolan, Liz Runde
  • A safety issue: Aaron Nolan, Liz Runde

 Please let Elizabeth Runde know if you hire a new person or if you are a new user!

For comments or suggestions regarding this topic, contact the 101 Committee Chair. For edits to this page, contact Kelly O’Ferrell.