Ensuring that the Department of Chemistry remains a safe place to work is the collective responsibility of all members of the organization.  These web pages provide important safety guidelines and outline safety related policies currently in force.  The departmental safety committee welcomes comments regarding safety policy and also requests the reporting of all accidents and incidents (near misses, unsafe practices, etc) occuring in connection to the activities of the Department of Chemistry.

Please familiarize yourself with the following emergency response information and bookmark this page for future reference:


Emergency & Other Useful Telephone Numbers (on campus dialing)  (complete list)
Corvallis Ambulance (Emergency) 911 Student Health Center [after hours & wkends] 7-9355 [7-2724]
Corvallis Fire Department (Emergency) 911 Facilities Services (24 hour service) 7-2969
Corvallis Police (Emergency) 911 Poison Control 9-1-800-222-1222
Dept. Public Safety & State Police (Emergency) 7-7000 Environmental Health & Safety 7-2273
Corvallis Police (Non-emergency) 9-766-6924  Corvallis Fire Department (Non-emergency)  9-766-6961
Dept. Public Safety & State Police (Non-emergency) 7-3010 Campus Information 7-1000
Safety and Clean-Up Equipment in Gilbert Hall and GBAD
Safety Item Gilbert Hall
Gilbert Addition (GBAD)
Exhaust Fan stored in Chem Stores (Gilb 154)
Fire Alarms (alert Corvallis Fire Dept) in corridors near stairwells                       next to stairs in north and south ground floor lobby
Fire Blankets Gilb 318, 338 on same wall as the issue room
Fire Extinguishers (back-ups in most fire hose cabinets on each floor) in corridors near to laboratory doors and by many exits on same wall as the issue room and in same aisle next to hoods; each hood is also equipped with automatic fire extinguishers
First-aid kits/cabinets all shops, Gilb 023, 123, 153, 223, 323 and Chem Stores on same wall as issue room, one at each end on all floors
Safety showers & Eye washes all laboratories have one of each              eyewashes - two in each aisle all floors; showers - two in entrance aisle next to hoods
Flood Control (mops and buckets) student shop, Gilb 123, 235, and 323 one set on each floor
Fume tester and hood draft test contact EH&S, 7-2273
Safety Goggles (to be worn at all times in labs) available for purchase at Chem Stores or through University Safety Office
Spill control Each group should maintain absorbent material to tackle chemical spills (contact EH&S for major spill control); solvent absorbent material for spills on each floor pillows available at Chem Stores


last update: 11/5/13 (PRB)