Laboratory Safety Requirements Click next to an image for details on safety requirements as well as labs in which they are required.
Students working in rooms with this safety requirement must wear closed toed shoes at all times. Non-slip shoes are recommended but not required. Flip-flops and other sandals will not be permitted. This applies to those working in the labs, as well as anyone passing through.
All laboratory spaces within the ENDEAVOR building have this safety requirement. Open-toes shoes are only permitted in common or study areas.
Students and faculty working in these rooms must be wearing long pants. Shorts, capris, dresses or skirts are not permitted, especially in rooms where chemicals are being used.
All laboratory spaces within the ENDEAVOR building have this safety requirement. Shorts or capris are only permitted in common or study areas.
Safety glasses must be worn in these rooms. These can be provided by the university, so ask an instructor if you need a pair prior to working in the lab. If you already wear glasses, it is still required that safety glasses are worn over them. Specific styles are available that fit over most glasses styles.
In some labs, the equipment cannot be left unnattended, even for a moment. Because of this, a number of rooms have the requirement of no cell phones, except with permission. While working in these labs, please leave your phone in your bag, or in a space provided by the lab instructor. If there is an emergency, please ensure that you check with your instructor before leaving the room to check your device.
Communication Pictograms More information is available at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration at https://bit.ly/1wfKsXS
Health Hazard: Carcinogen, mutagenicity, reproductive, aspiration or organ toxicity
Flame: Flammable, self-heating, or self-reactive materials
Exclamation: Skin, respiratory and eye irritant, harmful toxicity
Gas Cylinder: Pressurized gas cylinders present
Corrosion: Eye damage, skin corrosion/burns, corrosive to metals
Explosion: Explosives or self-reactive materials
Oxidizers: Oxidizers or oxidation present
Environment: Aquatic/Environmental Toxicity
Skull and Crossbones: Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic)
Hazard Identification System Visit the National Fire Protection Association for more information at https://bit.ly/2NS4Osd