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To help strengthen the culture of safety at university labs and research centers, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has recently published, “A Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture in Our Universities.”  This Guide is a roadmap for a university-wide effort to strengthen research safety, which must be every institution’s top priority. The guide is intended for university presidents and chancellors who have made a renewed commitment to improve their institutional culture of safety. It is also intended for the campus-leadership team that the president or chancellor appoints to helm this effort.  The Guide has action steps, resources, and recommendations to help institutions take the steps necessary to protect the safety of their students, faculty, and staff in research and teaching laboratories; in shops, studios, and stages; in classrooms and lecture halls; and in the field.

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