Department Safety

Lab Safety

The Material Science and Engineering department adheres to all applicable laws, regulations, and University environmental, health, and safety requirements and promotes the highest level of health and safety awareness in our laboratories and facilities.  We will create an environment in which our students can acquire a mindset of safety as a way of life.


Current Department Safety Committee

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Lab Safety

Chemical Waste – process explanation, forms

Near Miss and Accident Reporting


University Safety Resources

Division of Research Safety

  • Provides support, training, and resources for the safe operations of Research Labs on campus
  • Conducts annual lab inspections
  • Handles all chemical disposal
  • Maintains safety library and useful templates for lab safety

Safety and Compliance


  • Maintains all chemical fume hoods on campus
  • Does respirator fit testing and certification