Makerspaces and STEM Labs have become more common in schools and community centers. These instructional spaces that were traditionally reserved for science laboratories and school shops are now being found in libraries, media centers, hybrid classroom/labs, and other places. This poses a number of risks because of the amalgam of hazardous tools, equipment, and chemicals inherent within these instructional spaces. STEM laboratory safety specialists, Dr. Ken Roy and Dr. Tyler Love, will answer safety questions and discuss content from their latest book, “Safer Makerspaces, Fab Labs, and STEM Labs: A Collaborative Guide!”. This book has been recommended by NSTA, NSELA, ITEEA, and MIT. Topics to be discussed include: A brief overview of legal standards, instructor and administrator duties, more engaging methods for teaching safety, required safety controls, a broad overview of some critical biological/chemical/physical safety hazards, the planning and renovation process, recommended areas and equipment within a makerspace or lab, and examples of makerspace and lab designs.