Safety Resources

The resources below are for informational purposes, to give laboratory workers tools to handle substances commonly found in the lab. Before you begin working in the lab, consult with your director or manager to receive the training appropriate to your work.

Emergency Contacts and Phone Numbers

In the event of ANY medical emergency, always dial 911.

For all other lab emergencies, including chemical burns, eye injuries & other incidents, call the Northwestern University Research Safety Office at 312.503.8300 or email researchsafety@northwestern.edu.

Refer to the Emergency Information: Emergency Notification System and Emergency Evacuation for more information.

​General Laboratory Safety

Biological Safety

Chemical Safety

Radiation Safety

Useful Websites