Safety - VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
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Notice to All Research Service & WOC Personnel:

The Omaha VA Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is available on the VA Intranet under Emergency Management (cut/paste into browser if necessary).

NOTE: This website link is ONLY available via the internal VA network or through VPN access. This is not on the open/public internet.

The Red Books are also located here as well; the physical Red Books were reviewed and updated by Emergency Management.  

All Research staff should be knowledgeable of the EOP contents and know where the information is located and how to access the information. 


Annual Safety Training

Annual Research Safety Training is mandatory for personnel work in VA or VA leased space. If you are uncertain whether you are required to take this training, have questions, or comments; please contact the SRS Coordinator, Maria Cain at (402) 995-5819.

 Download Annual Safety Training Presentation


 Need a Material Data Safety Sheet?


Search the VA database (recommended)
MSDS Xchange
Try other MSDS databases on the web

Safety Guidance Documents:




VHA Handbook 1200.08 - Safety of Personnel Engaged in Research


VHA Handbook 1200.06 - Control of Hazardous Agents in VA Research Laboratories


OSHA 3404 - Laboratory Safety Guidance


ORO Guidance Checklist for Research Safety



Safety Submission Forms:


Research Safety Application


VA Form 10-0398 - Research Protocol Safety Survey


Bio-Safety and Chemical Risk Assessment Summary



General Lab Safety Documents:


PPE Certification Form


Weekly Eye Wash Inspection Sheet


Chemical Inventory Form


Chemical Turn In Form


Research Safety Manual

Safety Checklist:


 QA/QI Safety Checklist