Safety in the field and laboratory is not to be taken lightly. Facilities Management operates the Environment, Health & Safety Office. Specific guidance, such as the Chemical Hygiene Plan, can be found on their website. Laboratory leaders and managers are reminded that guidelines published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration apply to William & Mary's facilities.

The Vice Provost for Research emphasizes the critical nature of safe field and laboratory practices and reinforces the importance through this memoranda (pdf) to faculty and staff.