Safety in the Whitacre College of Engineering
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.
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.
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.
- Environmental Health & Safety
- Safety@TTU: Lessons Learned
- Online Training
- Incident Report Forms
- Biosafety Manual
- Chemical Inventory
- Chemical Inventory Instruction
- Lab Safety Checklist
- Dow Chemical Company launches Dow Lab Safety Academy
- U.S. Chemical Safety Board video
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
|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|
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