Laboratory buildings vary widely across campus. It is essential for laboratory faculty, staff and students to understand the unique safety features of the building in which they work in order to prepare for an unexpected emergency. Features to become familiar with may include emergency equipment such as:
- Location of fire alarm pull stations
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Eyewash, drench hose and/or emergency shower units
Principal Investigators, Lab Supervisors and Laboratory Safety Officers should locate and review safety features with lab members regularly. This safety review is particularly important for new faculty, staff or students as well as any visiting lab workers. Risk Management and Safety staff are also available to provide lab-specific training to departments to ensure that everyone understands their building's specific safety features.