Safety in the Whitacre College of Engineering


Safety First: Work and Study Safely

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, to respond to, and prevent unsafe and hazardous conditions.


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

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.

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

  • Any Time:  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

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 and Environmental Engineering Brad Thornhill
Computer Science Mysti Digby
Electrical and Computer Engineering Richard Woodcock
Industrial Engineering Shiren Wang
Mechanical Engineering Marco Fornari and Isaac Mora
Petroleum Engineering Joseph McInerney