The College of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are committed to maintaining safe laboratories for research and teaching purposes. All laboratory users are required to take the basic online training for Mechanical Engineering, which is located in the 'Training' tab under 'Training Profiles' on the EHS website (www.ehs.neu.edu). The three online courses provide the basic concepts of chemical and hazard safety. Additional training must be arranged for users working with lasers, biohazards, autoclaves, and in other unusual situations. In addition, the department has a Laboratory Safety Plan with details about the expected conduct of researchers in our laboratories.
The Laboratory Director and Department Safety Officer, Bridget Smyser, is available to help find solutions to laboratory safety problems and to assist researchers in performing their work in a safe manner.