Use of Jarvis Environmental Engineering Labs

Many federal and state agencies, along with UB and the CSEE department, have established rules and regulations which must be obeyed and followed by anyone working in a laboratory. Disobeying these rules can lead to personal injury, destruction of property and/or damage to the environment, as well as fines and other penalties. These rules and regulations change continually, and new ones are constantly being added.

The purpose of this manual is to provide specific guidance for graduate/undergraduate usage of Jarvis Environmental Engineering Laboratories, including undergraduate research,informal research courses, graduate student research projects, post-doctoral laboratory work, etc. Jarvis Environmental Engineering Labs, henceforth referred to as Jarvis Labs, include Jarvis 209, 210, 213, 217 & 307.

In order to use the Environmental Engineering Jarvis Laboratories (henceforth referred to as Jarvis Labs), ERIE and Environmental Engineering students must meet all requirements of the Jarvis Lab Certification process. The process is detailed in the Jarvis Environmental Engineering Laboratories Manual.

Key components are highlighted below.

1) Complete UB’s Right-to-Know Training(must be completed once a year).

2) Attend a Chemical Lab Safety Orientation (by either UB EHS or the department). The next class is on May 5th, 2011 at 2pm in 330 Student Union(register here). The next orientation offered by department is scheduled for May 13, 2011.

3) Attend a Jarvis-Specific Lab Safety Orientation (given by department). The next orientation is scheduled for May 13th, 2011 at 10am. To register email Colleen Bronner.

4) Read the Jarvis Environmental Engineering Laboratories Manual (this includes Modules 1-9, 14, 17 of the CSEE Safety Training Manual)

You will not be able to perform experiments in Jarvis labs until you have returned the signed agreement on the last section of the Jarvis Environmental Engineering Laboratories Manual stating that you have completed all training components. If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Bronner at cbronner at buffalo dot edu.