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, respond to, and prevent
unsafe and hazardous conditions.
Webinar Courtesy of Jim Gilson from UC Berkeley and Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental
VIDEO Video courtesy of Bernard (Bernie) Schwartz from ThermoFisher Scientific.
VIDEO Video Courtesy of University of California, San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
VIDEO Video Courtesy of University of California, San Diego Department of Chemistry and
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
Select a Department
Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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
Lubbock 911 Call Center
Medical Emergency: 911
Bomb Threat: 911
Texas Tech University Police Department
Texas Tech Environmental Health and Safety
M-F: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 806.742.3876
Evenings and Weekends
5 p.m. - 8 a.m. Business Days Anytime Weekends or Holidays 806.742.3328
Texas Tech Emergency Maintenance
Safe Ride for Students
Free transportation home
10:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m. Nightly 806.742.RIDE (7433)
University Emergency Communications
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.
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.
Select an Operating Policy
60.01 − University Health & Safety Program
60.02 − Hazard Communication Act
60.03 − Hazardous Material Spills
60.04 − Use of Laboratory Hoods, Biological Safety Cabinets and Special Exhaust Ventilation
60.05 − Respiratory Protection Program
60.06 − Lockout/Tagout Program
60.08 − Asbestos Compliance & Abatement Program
60.10 − Use & Disposal of Sharp Objects
60.11 − Procurement, Usage and Disposal of Radioactive Materials, Radiation Producing
Devices, and Lasers
60.13 − Hazardous Materials Shipping
60.17 − Chemical Hygiene Plan
60.20 − Handling & Storing Explosives
60.23 − Compressed Gas Handling, Storage, & Transportation
60.25 − Procurement of Interlocks and other Safety Related Requirements for the Use
of Lasers and/or X−ray Producing Devices
70.13 − Workers' Compensation Insurance
76.12 − Severe Weather Warning & Alert Systems
Departmental Chemical Hygiene Officers