What are NYU's emergency protocols?
In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1 then alert Public Safety at x8-2222 and the Laboratory Facilities Manager at x8-9041 or 917-494-1816, any time, day or night.
See link for information on specific cases (ie- injury, fire, leaks, etc):
What safety trainings do I need to take?
All members of the Biology Department (students, faculty, employees, visiting scholars, etc) are required to attend various safety trainings and refresher trainings depending on your work and exposure risks. NYU Environmental Health and Safety sponsors these trainings either in person or online via BioRAFT. Online trainings and registration for in-person trainings can be found in the Course Directory under the Trainings section of BioRAFT. You may check your training requirements and compliance at any time in the Compliance section of BioRAFT. BioRAFT is found in NYU Home. You may find the training schedule on the EHS Training Website.
See link for further details, including a list of safety trainings based on the type of work you do:
How do I dispose of laboratory waste?
Laboratories generate many different types of waste including regulated medical waste also known as biohazardous waste, sharps, hazardous chemical waste, non-hazardous waste, broken glass, and old equipment and computers. Each type of waste is collected and treated according to the particular hazards it poses by Triumvirant, a specialty hazardous waste removal company.
See link for details and instructions on how to properly dispose of various waste products:
What are some general lab safety rules?
Laboratory safety is extremely important and something that we take very seriously at NYU Biology. Researchers are expected to adhere to a strict dress code, which includes wearing closed-toe shoes at all times. There is no eating, drinking, smoking, or vaping allowed in any laboratory space. The use of personal protective equipment is encouraged.
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Do I need a C-14 Certificate of Fitness and how do I get one?
All laboratory personnel including research faculty, clinical faculty, post-docs, TAs, PhD students, and technicians are required to obtain an FDNY C-14 Certificate of Fitness for Supervising Non-Production Chemical Laboratories (C-14). The C-14 Certificate of Fitness can be obtained by completing the EHS BioRAFT training session “Introduction to Certificate of Fitness (C-14)” and passing a written exam or qualifying for an exam exemption on the basis of education or experience.
See link for details, application instructions, and operating and renewing instructions: