Safety in the LaboratorySeveral labs in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department have equipment that can pose a danger if used improperly. All students, teaching assistants and faculty using the lab, should be aware of the risks that are present in the particular lab they are working in. Inside the main door of every lab in the department there are two posters— an information poster and a safety poster.
The information poster:
- outlines the general rules governing the use of the lab,
- lists networked printer names and locations,
- lists the name(s), telephone extension, office number and email address of the Engineering Support contact responsible for the equipment in the lab.
The colour-coded safety poster:
- lists the safety precautions that should be taken when using the lab,
- identifies the dangers and possible risks in that lab, and
- describes the procedures to follow in case of emergencies.
The safety posters are colour-coded based on the severity of the risk: high-risk labs are coded with RED POSTERS, medium-risk labs with YELLOW POSTERS and low-risk labs with GREEN POSTERS. The sections that follow, explain each type of environment.
HIGH-RISK LABS (RED POSTER)
MEDIUM-RISK LABS (YELLOW POSTER)
LOW-RISK LABS (GREEN POSTER)
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
The following instructions apply to all locations on campus:
SAFETY DEVICES IN LABS/BUILDING
Please be aware of the following emergency devices:
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The following precautions apply to all labs:
GENERAL LAB RULES
The following rules apply to all labs:
- No food or drink allowed in the lab.
- No offensive computer screens.
- No tampering with wires or network cables.
- No use of illegal software.
- No attempting to compromise network security.