Contact Information

Primary Contact

John Veitch,
Safety Operations Support Branch Chief


13 South Drive
Building 13, Room 3504
Bethesda, MD 20892


In support of Intramural Research Program (IRP) scientists, DOHS provides training, consulting, and resources to ensure that workers' risk to hazards and stresses in the laboratory environment is minimized. Our services include one-on-one consultation with your IC Safety and Health Specialist, ergonomic assessments, pest management, risk assessments, and safety training. Our diverse services combined with our consulting capacity and innovative tools and approach give you the support to achieve a safe and healthful working environment.


  • Biological safety compliance including biological pathogen registration and import/export of biological materials
  • Chemical safety compliance
  • Laboratory decontamination and sterilization consultation
  • Ergonomic evaluations (i.e. repetitive pipetting, microscopy, working at biological safety cabinets and lab workbenches, using a microtome, and micro-manipulation techniques)
  • Formaldehyde and other chemical surveillance
  • Laboratory clearance
  • Laboratory safety consultation through your IC Safety and Health Specialist
  • Laboratory surveys
  • Laser safety consultation
  • Nanoparticle monitoring
  • Pest management to ensure that the research environment is not compromised
  • Quarantine Permit Service Office
  • Safety data sheets
  • Training including Shipping Biological Materials, Lab Safety and Bloodborne Pathogen Training


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