Academic safety at Texas Tech University is overseen by the Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS). Several sections including Lab Safety, Radiation Safety and Occupational Safety work cohesively to ensure the university's teaching and research work areas are safe for the students and employees who learn and work in these areas. The areas subject to academic safety include, but are not limited to, labs, studios, shops, field sites and greenhouses.
The University Lab Safety Manual provides the safety policies and work procedure guidance for these areas. Some areas are subject to more than one area of policy.
The Lab Safety section oversees the following areas of safety:
The Radiation Safety section oversees the radiation, laser and magnetic field work areas at Texas Tech.
The Occupational Safety section oversees the shops and studios of Texas Tech along with most agricultural areas including the university's farms.