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

Call 911 or 9-911 for any situation that requires immediate police, fire or medical responses (i.e., fire, life-threatening emergencies, chemical spills)

Other important phone numbers:

  • Security non-emergencies: 773.755.6549 or x56549
  • Facility engineers for repairs: 312.227.4098 or x74098 (i.e., water leaks, floods, electrical failure, etc.)

​General Laboratory Safety

Biological Safety

Chemical Safety

Radiation Safety

Useful Websites