The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is committed to providing a safe working environment for all members of the department.  We insist that all faculty, staff, students, and researchers use safe work methods and practices at all times.

The safety and health efforts of this department are an integral part of our daily operations.  In order to ensure the well-being of all those in the department, we will accept no less than full cooperation and participation in our safety practices and procedures.  The people of this department are our greatest asset and we are very serious about making sure everyone returns home healthy at the end of every workday.

Purpose

Our goal as a department is a "drive to zero" work-related injuries and illnesses.  In order to make this possible, we use periodic laboratory audits and Near Miss/Learning Experience Reports to continually improve our safety program.  We also strive to maintain an open line of communication between the members of our department and our MatSE Safety Awareness Organization (MSAO) to address any issues that may arise.

University Policy

All members of the department should be aware of and in compliance with all University safety policies.  Click here for a complete listing of these policies.

MatSE Safety Awareness Organization (MSAO)

The MatSE Safety Awareness Organization (MSAO) is responsible for the leadership of all safety efforts within the department and provides all resources which are necessary for an effective safety program.  Read more about the MSAO committee here.

Supervisors, Faculty, Advisers

Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all members under their purview have had the appropriate training, that all members are provided the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), and that all operations are carried out with the utmost regard to safety.

Employees and Students

Employees and students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety and of the safety processes in their labs or work areas. It is their obligation to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when working and to be proactive in identifying areas of safety concern wherever they exist in the department.

Safety Links

Safety Requirements

Safety Contacts

Near Miss Reports

Safety Media

Links & Forms