Grainger Safety

Recently Added
DRS Safety Training 

The Division of Research Safety is continuously working to provide our groups up-to-date training.

We would like to highlight a few of the newly available training and encourage you to take
these training if they are relevant.

Check them out here:
Nanomaterials Safety
Risk Assessment for Research Procedures
Chemical Spills

See all their training

Safety Policy Statement

The Grainger College of Engineering (GCOE) is dedicated to protecting the environment, health and safety for all those who work or visit the college, and our community. 

GCOE pledges to:

  • Create a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Maintain respect for the environment.
  • Respect and adhere to all applicable laws, regulations, and university environmental, health and safety requirements.

GCOE supports and follows the edicts expounded in the Campus Administrative Manual’s Environmental Health and Safety directive, which includes the responsibility for safety at each level of the organization – dean/director/head, principal investigator/investigator/supervisor and student/employee/visitor. 

To help us meet our safety responsibilities, I have charged the GCOE Office of Safety to act as a resource for research and occupational safety and to liaise with university safety and security resources and external regulatory bodies, as appropriate.

By working together with a shared goal of safety and security, we can achieve a safe and healthy work environment for all those who work, study and visit The Grainger College of Engineering.

Rashid Bashir, Dean

Rashid Bashir
Rashid Bashir

May is electrical safety month

Electrical Safety Month 

Electricity is present (in some form) in every work area on campus and presents unique risks relative to other hazards. The invisible nature of electrical current makes locating and assessing hazards difficult, but with some guidance and implementation of good work practices, risk of injury and/or damage from electricity can be greatly reduced.  

DRS' Electrical Safety in the Research Laboratory is a great place to start for information, for more in depth resources please take DRS' electrical safety training series.
Electrical Safety: Fundamentals
Electrical Safety: Risk Assessment
Electrical Safety: Recommended Practices

Additional resources related to electrical safety for home, school, and workplace, as well as, information on emerging technology can be found on the Electrical Safety Foundation International website.

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DRS Refrigerator Purchasing Program

The Division of Research Safety is sponsoring a one-time refrigerator purchasing program for campus laboratories. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) requires that spark-free refrigerators/freezers, specifically rated for flammables, be used if cold storage of flammable materials or liquids is necessary. DRS will cover 75% of the cost of the unit (prices based on size and cost through IBuy) for approved applications.

Your Well-being Matters

Help yourself stay healthy while working

You spend a lot of time during the day working, so here are a few simple tips to help keep you comfortable and focused:

• Set up your office or work area for optimal posture and ergonomic comfort.
• Schedule regular breaks to stretch and move.
• Computer users can help prevent eye strain by frequently looking at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
• Keep a work-life balance.
• Stick to a daily routine.
• Eat a healthy balanced diet.
• Stay hydrated with plenty of water.
• Reduce stress by practicing mindfulness.
• Maintain personal connections.

For more information check out some of our university resources below:
Ergonomics
Work-life Balance
Mental Health & Wellness

Last Updated: 5/13/2022 9:28:31 AM