May 19, 2020
Laboratory Safety Renovation Program awardees announced
Safe and functional research and teaching laboratories are critical to advancing Kansas State University. The Vice President for Research and Vice President for University Operations offices created the Laboratory Safety Renovation Program in November 2018 to address safety and compliance issues in laboratories.
Proposals were sought in February and March for the second time to award up to $500,000 from the deferred maintenance support fund. The Laboratory Renovation Working Group reviewed and prioritized the proposals, which required matching funds from departments. The following 10 projects were approved:
- College of Agriculture, Kansas Artificial Breeding Service Unit: Install gas and oxygen sensor monitoring system, $7,462.
- College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Biology: Address fume hood safety compliance issues in Ackert Hall, $140,000.
- College of Arts and Sciences, psychological sciences department: Regulate animal cage washer water temperature in 578 Bluemont Hall, $30,000.
- College of Veterinary Medicine, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department: Replace autoclave in 344 Coles Hall, $59,180.
- College of Veterinary Medicine, clinical sciences department: Install safety shower in J116 Mosier Hall, $6,000.
- College of Veterinary Medicine, anatomy and physiology department: Install electronic proximity card readers in Coles Hall, $40,969.
- College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: Renovate rabies lab entrance, $60,000.
- Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, Mike Wiegers Electrical and Computer Engineering Department: Replace fume hood in 35 Rathbone Hall, $200,000.
- Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, civil engineering department: Address exhaust system issues in two labs in 66 and 83 Fiedler Hall, $65,000.
- College of Education, curriculum and instruction department: Remove two fume hoods and replace one fume hood along with modifications to 239, 240 and 241 Bluemont Hall, $250,000.
The projects will be completed in fiscal year 2021. Thank you to the departments who submitted proposals and to the members of the working group for evaluation of the proposals.