The members of the Chemistry Department are committed that students, staff, faculty members, and other workers carry out their jobs in the safest possible environment, and that all individuals have the safety equipment, training, and information they need.
Emergency (fire / chemical spill / flood): DIAL 911. If calling with a cell phone, immediately tell the dispatcher that you are on the VT campus. Additional contacts are provided below. Useful web links are provided in the right side-bar.
*Procedure for Building System Failure: When a building system fails and needs immediate attention and the Department Main Office is not open, call the University Police Dispatcher at 231-6411. Tell the dispatcher the nature and location of the problem. They will contact the "on-call" university maintenance person. Then call Thomas Bell (231-8226 before 6:00PM on weekdays or 382-6612). Leave a message if he does not answer; he will get back to you.
Undergraduate researchers, research staff, post-doctorate students, graduate students, and faculty are required to attend one safety session per year. Additional EHS training is required for some work tasks (see http://www.ehss.vt.edu/training/).
Safety Records Manager
HHN 303 / 231-3561
Safety Committee Chair
Surge 117 / 231-3786
HHN 205 / 231-7594