Fire Safety

Fires can destroy years of research, put your laboratory out of service for extended periods of time, cause significant financial impact on the University and result in serious injuries or death. To reduce the risk of fire, follow these simple work practices:

  • Store flammable liquids in a flammable storage cabinet
  • Keep flammable liquids and gases away from sources of ignition such as electrical outlets and open flames
  • Take out of service equipment with damaged electrical wiring
  • Do not hang items from sprinkler heads
  • Do not store flammable liquids in non-explosion proof refrigerators
  • Make sure emergency exits are not blocked
  • Evacuate the building when the fire alarm sounds 

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