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Lab Safety

The Aeronautics and Astronautics Department is committed to provide a safe working environment for its employees. It is the employee's obligation to report and/or correct identifiable hazards and unsafe conditions.

All members of the Stanford community should be familiar with the resources on the Stanford Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) website.

If an accident involves an injury requiring immediate care, call 9-911. Injured students must be taken to Vaden Health Center;  injured faculty and staff must be taken to the Occupational Health Center.  The Risk Management Department distributes a number of documents to assist Stanford University personnel in matters concerning risk and insurance. These documents are online at the Risk Management Department website.

Requirements for students

All students working in the labs must have completed the following:  

  • General Safety & Emergency Preparedness EHS-4200
  • A walk-through of the lab with your PI
  • Complete training on the equipment that you will be using in the lab

* Register for this online course through Axess, click on the Training tab, Search Catalog for the course number. Print a copy of the completed training verification and give to your administrator and PI.

Emergency contact information

If a serious accident/illness happens in the lab:

  • Call 9-911 from the lab phone, or 911 on your cell phone;
  • Once the patient has been taken care of, call EH&S at 5-9999 immediately to report the accident;
  • Contact your PI and  administrator.

If chemical spill or other hazardous situation happens:

  • Call EH&S at 5-999 IMMEDIATELY; they will instruct you on how to clean up the spill
  • Inform your administrator as soon as possible after the accident.

General safety

Stanford Environmental Health and Safety provides continually updated health and safety information in the following areas:

  • Laboratory safety
  • Accident/emergency reporting
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Earthquake safety
  • Fire safety
  • Weather emergencies
  • Ergonomics/office safety
  • Contact Information