Safety Resources

Safety Resources

At Washington State University, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount.

Please, use the resources in this section to familiarize yourself with safety regulations and expectations.

Studying, working, and conducting research is all the more enjoyable with Safety First!

Safety Policies

Engineering Student
WSU Safety
WSU Tri-Cities Safety

In order to receive notification regarding campus emergencies (including campus closures), all faculty, staff, and students register their emergency contact information for the Crisis Communication System (CCS) through MyWSU.  Click Update Now! under Tri-Cities Emergency Info to register for notification by text message, e-mail, telephone, or any combination of the three. Providing multiple contact methods will help ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner, and your information will NOT be used for any other purpose. Messages regarding campus emergencies will also be distributed through local media.

Please also review the Campus Safety Plan, which contains a listing of emergency contacts, and university policies, procedures, statistics, and information relating to campus safety and the health and welfare of the campus community.

Also important to review is the Laboratory Safety Program

Safety Committee Policies
SEAS Prevention
FBI’s "Run, Hide, Fight" Educational Video

This video, recently produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace. Its purpose is to educate the public on how to respond during such an incident. Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing. Additional information is available at this Response Group web page.

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Safety Presentations and Videos

Engineering Student
Workplace Safety Presentations
Laboratory Safety Presentations

Introduction to Laboratory Safety

General Laboratory Safety

Hazard Assessment

Systematic Identification and Reduction of Laboratory Hazards

This presentation was compiled by Burton “Billy” Schmuck of the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering.

Hazardous Waste Management

SEAS Laboratory Safety

Machine Shop Safety

Safe Lathe Operation

Fundamental Laboratory Safety Videos

These six shareable videos were produced by the NC BioNetwork. The availability of these videos is gratefully acknowledged.

Proper Dress and PPE

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Safety Equipment

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Expected Behaviors

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Chemical Hazards

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Safe Handling of Chemicals

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Other General Hazards

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Safe Laboratory Behavior Videos

These three shareable videos were written and produced by Dr. Haim Weizman, UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in partnership with UCSD’s Environment, Health and Safety. The availability of these videos is gratefully acknowledged.

Stay Protected

Personal protective gear won’t magically appear.

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Splash Zone

Brief, impactful message about the importance of always wearing eye protection in labs, whether students are engaged in research or just happen to be in the “Splash Zone”.

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New-Student Safety Orientation

Safety orientation for new students in the laboratory.

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Fume Hood Operation Videos

Introduction to Fume Hood Air Flows and Operations

This shareable video provides an introductory overview of the airflow and operation of a commercial fume hood, including proper work procedures and information on the movement of air in and around the hood. The availability of this video is gratefully acknowledged.

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Basic Use of Fume Hoods

This shareable video was produced by UC Berkeley Environment, Health, and Safety Office. The availability of this video is gratefully acknowledged. When used properly, chemical fume hoods are one of the most reliable engineering controls in the laboratory.

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Components and Use of Fume Hoods

This shareable animated video is a lab safety project by Dartmouth College and the National Institute of Health. The availability of this video is gratefully acknowledged.

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