Department Safety

Laboratory safety in the Department of Chemical Engineering is given paramount importance. The department’s safety plan serves to protect health and life, the environment, the campus and local communities, and property.

The safety plan outlines steps to manage risk and prevent accidents in the laboratory, establishes operating practices designed to assure the safety of all, and provides a course of action in case of an emergency. Departmental personnel, including faculty, staff, and graduate students, as well as nonemployee students, are expected to familiarize themselves with the appropriate safety documents and adhere to all laboratory safety policies.

This website provides safety resources for both students and personnel. Students enrolled in senior-level chemical engineering lab courses can find safety information on the Prevent Accidents with Safety (PAWS ) page. Safety documents for those who work in research labs are available on the Research Lab Safety page.

To learn more about safety on campus, visit Michigan Tech’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). EHS is primarily responsible for life safety, fire protection, environmental protection and health, laboratory safety, occupational safety, and radiation safety.

Before you visit our labs please watch this short safety video: