Emergency Contact Information

JHU Security
Or 6-7777 from a campus phone
All campus blue-light pylons also reach security

Fire, medical, or security emergencies, call:

911 (on campus landline to reach Homewood Emergency Communication

911 (on mobile phone or off-campus landline Emergency dispatcher.

Homewood campus facilities emergencies

(for when serious ongoing damage to property occurs, such as flood, structural damage, steam line break, etc.) call:
6-4600 from any campus phone.

(410)516-4600 from a mobile phone.

Safety Courses

Department Lab Safety Course/Exam

Every undergraduate, visiting, and graduate student who wishes to work in a department research lab must pass the Safety Course 540.490 (see below).

If joining a laboratory mid-semester, you must take a 50-question safety quiz, which is based on materials in the American Chemical Society pamphlet Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories, Vol. 1.

  • After reading the material, students are encouraged to first evaluate their knowledge by taking this quiz.
  • When the student feels ready, they can come to ChemBE Main Office in Maryland Hall 221 to take the test. They are allowed to miss a maximum of five questions to pass the test.

Student Safety Course (540.490)

This course, which is required of all Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduates and graduate students, provides students with a basic knowledge of laboratory safety; hazards, regulations, personal protective equipment, good laboratory practice, elementary toxicology, and engineering controls.

It has been developed by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to assist with regulatory compliance, minimize hazards, and reduce the severity of any incidents that may occur in the department’s laboratories and is a prerequisite for EN.540.311/EN.540.313.

In addition to the safety course, all students involved in laboratory research must also take an annual three-hour refresher seminar.

Incident Reports

In the event of a laboratory incident, employees must submit a Johns Hopkins University Incident Report. Instructions for submission and reporting are included in the document.