Safety is of paramount importance in the chemistry research and teaching laboratories. It is the responsibility of students, faculty, and staff to ensure that everybody conducts their laboratory work safely and compies with all health and safety rules.
Important note to students: In addition to other safety rules presented by your instructor or reseasrch advisor, always remember that you must wear proper eye protection, a lab coat or lab apron, and closed-toed shoes whenever you are in a chemistry laboratory. Dispose of all chemicals in the proper containers, as described by your instructor or research advisor.
Below are links to important sources of information about safe handling of chemicals and waste.
Florida Tech Office of Environmental Health and Safety for information about handling and shipping chemicals, safety training, waste disposal, etc.
Florida Tech Emergency Manual, with information about responding to fires, chemical or radiological spill/release, and medical emergencies
For All Non- Life Threatening Emergencies: Call Campus Security (321-674-8111 or x8111)
For Police, Ambulace, or Fire Department: Dial 911 (dial 9-911 using campus phone) then call Campus Security (321-674-8111 or x8111).
Uncontrolled Major Hazardous Spill: Follow directions: Emergency response procedure, then call Campus Security (321-674-8111 or x8111) and the Emergency Coordinator, Gregg Peebles (Office: 321-674-7715 or x7715, Cell: 321-917-5484, Home: 321-729-8142)
Chemistry faculty and students conduct most of their research inside the 70,000 square-foot Olin Physical Science Center, which contains several multi-user instrument rooms that are accessible to students, researchers, and collaborators. If you are interested in accessing these instruments or learning more about their capabilities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.