Environmental health and safety
Environmental Health & Safety is a very important issue at the School of Chemistry. From the first year of Chemistry study, students work in laboratories, so must learn the appropriate safety protocols and procedures when working with chemicals and scientific equipment. These include always wearing a lab coat and safety glasses, and if relevant, putting your hair up, when in a laboratory.
Other procedures include the use of visitors sign in books, the safe and appropriate method of waste disposal and guidelines for the storage of hazardous chemicals.
Staff and students who are not working in laboratories should also be aware of safety procedures, including the emergency evacuation routes and the locations of fire extinguishers and first aid equipment.
The School of Chemistry's safety website has all the relevant safety information you need to ensure a safe and productive working environment.