Grainger Safety

DRS Safety Videos 

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

We would like to highlight this commitment to safety and encourage you to view their latest video resources.

A few of their new videos include:
Laser Alignment Safety
Chemical Fume Hoods
Create and Edit Your DRS Profile

Visit DRS' YouTube for more videos

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

Field Research Safety

Field work encompasses a wide range of activities from short local day trips to extended international stays. Unlike working within laboratories, field work introduces hazards and risk that are sometimes very difficult or impossible to control. Understanding the risk associated with the field work allows you to prepare for the dangers you may face. 

Every research group involved in field work should develop a Field Safety Plan accessible to all personnel involved in the activities. 

DRS has just published three new field safety training modules:

Field Safety: Plan, Prepare, Implement
Field Safety: Common Hazards
Personal Safety for Field Research

Drone Resources 

Researchers, staff, and students who would like to learn how the Campus Administrative Manual (CAM) and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) may affect their drone flights on or off campus should review our drone page.

It includes links to campus flight request forms, the most up-to-date regulatory information, and other useful resources to ensure you have a safe drone flight. 

UPDATE: Beginning September 16, 2023, all drone pilots who are required to register their UAS must operate in accordance with the rule on Remote ID.

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:
Work-life Balance
Mental Health & Wellness

Last Updated: 9/14/2023 9:02:23 AM