Health & Safety Alert: The City of Westfield’s risk level for the mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) illness has been elevated to high. In addition to sharing and encouraging individual precautions with the campus community, the University has rescheduled outdoor campus activities to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn, until further notice. More Information×
Knowing the proper protocols for responding to incidents in the laboratory or studio is very important. Also, filling out appropriate forms when necessary is vital to ensure the campus is in compliance with Local, State and Federal regulations.
If there is major spill or injury, call University Police first, x911. Indicate the nature of the incident and where it occurred. It is very important to give as much information as possible so University Police can respond appropriately and promptly. Also, taking quick action like, rinsing an affected area, evacuating the room, or applying pressure to a cut may also be important steps to reducing the risk of further injury.
For specific information about incident reporting, click on the Incident Protocol link below:
The Working Alone guidelines are intended to promote awareness and facilitate safety when working alone. Generally it is prudent for undergraduate students not to work alone. Exceptions may be made for low-risk work if the faculty verifies that a student fully understands normal and emergency procedures, uses all required protective equipment, and completes the required training and documentation. Students, faculty sponsors and the chemical hygiene officer must read and complete the following documentation prior to working alone in any laboratory.