UNIST has announced that four laboratories of UNIST Central Research Facilities (UCRF) were selected to receive the ‘Excellent Safety Management Laboratory’ certification by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT).
Those four laboratories are the Integration Lab, the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Analysis Lab, the Electron Microscopy Lab, and the Environmental Analysis Center (UEAC).
Implemented by the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Excellent Safety Management Laboratory certificate system aims to establish an autonomous safety management culture within university laboratories and research facilities, and to introduce and spread standard model. Comprehensive evaluation was initiated by experts and a certification review committee based on 29 items including safety environment system, safety awareness, and levels of compliance to laboratory safety in universities and research institutes.
UCRF began preparing for this cerfification since April of last year. After due deliberation, the commitee announced the granting of certification to the labatories with excellent safety management levels and activities on November 30, 2020.
Among the four selected laboratories, one has been newly selected as as a candidate for the Best Safety Management Laboratory and is currently under review by the committee. The results will be announced in the first two quarters of this year.