Safety in the Whitacre College of Engineering


Engineering Safety

Maintaining a safe learning and research environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors in our laboratories, classrooms, and buildings is our top priority.

In our efforts to build a Community of Scholars in the Whitacre College of Engineering, we will endeavor to ensure that our community remains a safe place for all members.

This page provides helpful links and resources to prepare for, respond to, and prevent unsafe and hazardous conditions.


Safety Videos

Electrical Safety for Researchers Webinar 

Webinar Courtesy of Jim Gilson from UC Berkeley and Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association.

Video courtesy of Bernard (Bernie) Schwartz from ThermoFisher Scientific.

Video Courtesy of University of California, San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Video Courtesy of University of California, San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


Printable References

Chemical Hygiene Plan (Laboratory Safety Manual)

Texas Tech University Chemical Hygiene Plan (Laboratory Safety Manual)

Departmental Safety Plans

View a department's safety plan by clicking on the department's name in the drop down list below.


Building Emergency Action Plans

View emergency action plans for engineering buildings. Note: A valid eRaider username and password is required to access these plans.

Emergency Action Plans by Building

Emergency Contacts

Lubbock 911 Call Center

Medical Emergency:  911
Fire:  911
Police:  911
Bomb Threat:  911

Texas Tech University Police Department

Emergency:  806.743.2000
Non-Emergency:  806.742.3931

Texas Tech Environmental Health and Safety

Daytime Emergencies:
M-F: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Evenings and Weekends
5 p.m. - 8 a.m. Business Days
Anytime Weekends or Holidays

Texas Tech Emergency Maintenance

Anytime:  806.742.3328

Safe Ride for Students

Free transportation home
10:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m. Nightly
806.742.RIDE (7433)

University Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications Center
TechAlert! Emergency Alert Notification System


Safety Awareness

Nominate a SafeRaider


The Whitacre College of Engineering's SafeRaiders program allows faculty, staff, and students to recognize individuals who are practicing safe research and laboratory habits. Nominations are accepted at any time on the SafeRaider Web page.

SafeRaider Awards

2016 - 2017 Recipients

Helpful Links

University Operating Policies Related to Safety

View Operating Policy PDFs by clicking on the OP's name in the drop down list below.



Departmental Chemical Hygiene Officers

Department Officer
Chemical Engineering Chijuan Hu
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Brad Thornhill
Computer Science Mary Valdez
Electrical and Computer Engineering Richard Woodcock
Industrial Engineering Dr. Changxue Xu
Mechanical Engineering Roy Mullins
Petroleum Engineering Denny Bullard