Minors in the Lab Policy

Effective Date: August 1. 2008

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2015

Review by: June 30, 2016

Purpose

To establish a standard policy that will govern the presence of minor children in Meharry Medical College (“MMC”) Laboratories.

Policy Statement

All minor children authorized to be present in a MMC laboratory pursuant to this policy shall submit a completed Assumption of Risk & Release of Liability Form, see Exhibit B, with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

The sponsoring MMC employee/ faculty member shall be responsible for obtaining all authorizations required under this policy.

All written authorizations must be submitted to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety prior to the minor child entering the laboratory.

Any minor child participating in an organizational educational program sponsored by MMC who enters a MMC laboratory shall be required to complete safety training and must adhere to all rules and restrictions imposed by the College and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

All minor children must be supervised at all times while in a MMC laboratory.

You can view the full policy to the right or by clicking here.