College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Laboratory Safety Guidelines


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Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology recognizes the importance of safety and health and is committed to providing an environment in which recognized hazards are controlled or eliminated. The philosophies and objectives behind this commitment are as follows:

With these goals in mind, Northern Illinois University, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology’s Environmental, Safety and Health Process includes:

The success of this policy depends on the sincere, constant, and cooperative effort and the active participation and support of everyone. No job or task is so important that we can not take the necessary time with the proper controls to perform it safely. We believe that every student, faculty, staff, academic appointees and visitor is personally responsible for safety at Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

 

Romualdas Kasuba, P.E., Dean
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Northern Illinois University


 

Laboratory Safety Guidelines

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology offers these suggestions for improving laboratory safety. We believe that having an understanding of inherent hazards and learning how to be safe should be an integral and important parts of the education process.

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to insure safe practices in our laboratories have adopted the following guidelines. They will be consistently enforced. Non-compliance will result in suspension from the laboratory.

 

PERSONAL SAFETY

Know the location of the nearest telephone.
Emergency Numbers Include:
Emergency 911
Police (Public Safety) – non emergency (815) 753-1212
Environmental Health and Safety (815) 753-0404

 

GENERAL LABORATORY SAFETY

 

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

 

MECHANICAL SAFETY

 

CHEMICAL SAFETY

 

There is a safe way to do all jobs.

Ask yourself these questions:

DO NOT perform the tasks or job until you have the answer to these questions.

The practices of safety in the laboratory requires:

The former can be termed safety moral and is an essential part of accident prevention.

 

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