Laboratory Safety

Emergencies: call 911
Campus Police, non-emergency: call (29)2-2121

Building locations:

Watts Hall: 2041 College Rd.

MacQuigg Labs: 105 W. Woodruff Ave.

Edison Joining Technology Center: 1248 Arthur Adams Drive

CEMAS Facility: 1305 Kinnear Rd

MSE Safety Officer:

Wayne Papageorge (68)8-3021, mobile (614)-886-5220 244 MacQuigg Labs

Contact Wayne for the following:

  • Gas cylinders
  • Equipment inventory
  • Hard trash pickup
  • Surplus material pickup

Back-Up MSE Safety Officer:

Ken Kushner (29)2-7128, 069A MacQuigg Labs

WE Safety Officer:

Ed Pfeifer (29)2-4139, 106 Edison Joining Technology Center

Building Emergency Action Plans

MacQuigg Laboratory

Watts Hall

Ohio State Office of Environmental Health and Safety

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety assists the university community in providing and maintaining safe, healthful work environments. EHS is one of the best resources on campus for issues pertaining to safety.

1314 Kinnear Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-292-1284
Fax: 614-292-6404

Radiation Safety Emergency Response Pager: 614-240-0705
Radiation Safety: Fax: 614-292-7002

EHS Lab Standard Training
This training is offered by the EHS Office on a regular basis and is required of all OSU employees (including GRAs, Fellows, Post-docs and Visiting Scholars) who work in a laboratory setting, per OSHA regulations. Please contact EHS at (29)2-1284 to register for training.

EHS Online Training
Using your OSU name.## account, this application will allows completion of EHS online safety programs as well as a personal summary of training records.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Hard copies of MSE-related MSDS are available in 177 Watts Hall.

Hard copies of WE-related MSDS are available inside the entrance to the Edison Joining Technology Center (EJTC) and in 140 ETJC.

Chemical Hygiene Plan
See your advisor for chemical hygiene and handling procedures specific to your research group.

Employee Accident Report Form

The Employee Accident Report must be completed for every work-related accident or illness. This report will:

  1. Assist employees in obtaining immediate medical treatment
  2. Inform supervisor/charge person of the accident
  3. Be recorded for follow-up and future prevention

    Download Employee Accident Report form (PDF, 156K)

Release From Responsibility for Volunteers and Visitors

Download Volunteer and Visitor Release form (PDF, 64K)
This form is to be completed by volunteers or visitors using MSE department facilities.

Lab Safety Manual and Safety Exam

MSE Lab Safety Manual

MSE Lab Safety Manual (PDF, 2.6M)

MSE Lab Safety Exam

The MSE department requires all students involved with in-lab research activity to:

  1. Become familiar with the MSE Lab Safety Manual.
  2. Take, and pass, the MSE Lab Safety Exam.
  3. Attend a Lab Standard Training Seminar.

Click here to take the MSE Lab Safety Exam

Hazard Communication Plan
Information found in this plan details many of the safety practices, procedures and chemicals used in the MSE labs. A hard copy of the plan is kept in 177 Watts Hall. This information also is available by viewing the Materials Safety Data Sheets and the MSE Lab Safety Manual.

Hazard Communication Plan (PDF, 1M)

Misc. links

Link to Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Pocket Guide is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information for several hundred different chemicals.

Buckeye Alert System

OSU has created a text message alert system for the public to stay informed of potential campus emergencies.
Link to alert system sign-up site

Link to OSU Campus Status (
This site provides up-to-date information on the status of the university impacted by weather emergencies and local, regional or national crises.



Surviving an Active Shooter Event

This brief video by OSU Police describes the steps to take in an "active shooter" situation on campus.

Run, Hide, Fight

View on YouTube