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Laboratory Safety: General Safety Guidelines

UHD faculty, staff, and students must abide by the following general lab safety guidelines when working in any ET lab:

  • Closed-toe shoes must be worn in all laboratories. Sandals or open-toed shoes are prohibited.
  • Long hair must be tied-back. Employees and students should also wear clothing that minimizes exposed skin surfaces.
  • Students and visitors must wear eye protection/hard hats/gloves as required within the lab.
  • Students should know the location of fire extinguishers, fire exits, evacuation routes and fire alarm pull stations.
  • The Health and Safety Manager will provide training of the appropriate use of fire extinguishers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Equipment must be in good working order before conducting any experiment.
  • Equipment can only be used if the experimenter has appropriate training and may only be used as directed.
  • Experiments that can be left safely unattended for any length of time must be properly identified with a posted sign that notifies the reader of the contact person, cell phone number, and any hazards or considerations of the experiment.
  • Hazardous materials will be used with caution and only with proof of proper training.
  • If an injury occurs in the lab that requires medical attention, call 911 or x8911 immediately. For all incidents, please consult the Laboratory Emergency Notification List for specific notification requirements.
  • All injuries or near misses must be reported to the ET office (738-North) immediately. A report of Safety/Health Hazard and Near Miss form will be completed. Students and visitors will also complete a Student/Visitor Accident Report.

Laboratory Emergency Notification Phone Numbers

  1. In the event of any laboratory safety event, notify:
    • CSET Laboratory Supervisor .............................................713-221-8694

      Chief Safety Officer (CSO) - CSET Chairperson ...............713-221-8549

      CSET Office Administrative Secretary ……………….......713-221-8089

      Environmental Health & Safety Manager ...........................713-221-8040

      911 (if injury or danger) …………………………..............911 (or x9-911)​

    In the event of a major laboratory safety event, notify:

      CSET Laboratory Supervisor ...............................................713-221-8694

      CSET Chairperson - CSO ...................................................713-221-8549

      Environmental Health & Safety Manager ............................713-221-8040

      Facilities Management .........................................................713-221-8026

      UHD Police .........................................................................713-221-8065

      Dean of College of Sciences and Technology ........................713-221-8019

      Associate V.P. Academic Affairs ............................................713-221-8099

      President of UHD ................................................................713-221-80014

      911 (if injury or danger) …………………………................911 (or x9-911)​

  2. In the event of a major laboratory safety event, notify:
    • UHD Police ………………………………………..............713-221-8065

      911 (if injury or danger) …………………………................911 (or x9-911)

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