Safety Information

The primary mission of the ESL Safety Committee is to promote a safe working environment for all staff, students, and visiting users at the VIMS Eastern Shore Lab. Our goal is to promote environmental stewardship, protect health and ensure safe working practices within the ESL community.

During the planning process for your visit to ESL, our staff will be working with you to gather information about your project. Our Lab hosts a wide range of students and researchers who often share common work areas; therefore, the information you provide about your project helps us safely manage the ESL’s shared spaces as well as field activities.

Once you arrive on campus, you may be required to attend a "Right To Know" safety meeting given by one of our staff members. This meeting will be tailored to your specific needs based on the information you provided about your project. If you are new to ESL, we will be happy to introduce you to our campus, staff and research facilities during the meeting.