Department of Biomedical Sciences

Central Lab (room # M3-C04F)


(816) 235-5172
joneschery@umkc.edu

Equipment, Medical Waste, Water, and Dry Ice:
  • Large-volume autoclaves
  • Deionized water station
  • Air dryers
  • Flask scrubber
  • BIOHAZ (red bins) medical waste container pick up/drop off area
  • Refrigerator/freezers
  • Back up -80, and 4 degree C cold storage
  • Dry Ice available for lab specimen shipments – contact at least 3 business days prior to shipment. Larger amounts more than #10 lbs. (4 blocks) require at least 7 business days advance notice to schedule preparation.
  • Distilled water available. Contact at least 48 hours in advance, up to 5 gallons of distilled water containers are available, limited to one request per business day.
  • Light and fluorescence microscopes equipped with on PAXcam microscope camera, and PAX-it imaging software.
Sharps Policy and Disposal:
Training:

All new-hire researchers are required to attend an orientation training prior to utilizing the Central Lab.

Central Lab Orientation Video (requires WMV player and UMKC SSO)

Per School of Medicine (SOM) policy – research investigators, staff, students, and volunteers that work in SOM laboratories including the Central Lab, must complete biohazard training from CITI.

For more info see – http://med.umkc.edu/ora/human_subjects

Hazardous Chemical Management:
  • Hazardous chemicals are managed by the UMKC Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS).  EHS maintains the University bar-coding system to inventory and track hazardous materials at UMKC. EHS works with every lab and conducts audits of each lab. In addition, EHS provides emergency response efforts for chemical spills.
  • Dr. Xiangping Chu is the School of Medicine representative for UMKC Chemical Safety Committee.
  • SOM researchers should contact joneschery@umkc.edu or (816)235-5172 when new chemicals are received, hazardous chemicals need to be removed, or assistance with the new inventory system and management of chemical inventories in labs. Cheryl will contact Suban Burale, as Suban is the point of contact as of Sept. 1, 2017, for all chemical management in the SOM.
Compressed Gas Cylinders

Safety Compressed Gas Cylinders – Handling and Use, Transportation and Storage