Every student and staff member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University has the right to perform their work in a safe environment. Likewise, each person working in an MSE laboratory has the obligation to know and exercise safe laboratory practices. Good safety practice includes a sense of awareness of potential hazards and being prepared. Remember that safe laboratory practice is to our own benefit, as well as to our colleagues working in the labs with us.


For more information on how Carnegie Mellon is committed to providing health and safety services to the community, including biological safety, chemical safety, and radiation safety, please visit Environmental Health and Safety (EHS).

Safety operating procedures

Students, faculty, and staff may access full safety operating procedures.

Report an incident

Contact EHS at or 412.268.8182. For emergencies, call University Police at 412.268.2323 or 911.


MSE has a working safety committee made up of faculty, staff, and graduate students to ensure safety practices and protocols remain up-to-date.