Security

Laboratory Security

Boston University laboratories often contain valuable equipment and materials, equipment and materials that may pose a danger to public safety, and equipment and materials that may pose a danger to an un-trained visitor.  Therefore, it is important that the laboratory remain secure at all times.  Some laboratories may have special precautions given the nature of the materials stored in the laboratory.  In general, all laboratories should follow these tips to help keep the laboratory secure:

  • Question visitors.  Do not hesitate to contact the authorities to report a suspicious person.

    On the Charles River Campus, contact the BUPD at 353-2121.
    On the Medical Campus, contact Public Safety at 414-4444.

  • On the Boston University Medical Campus, laboratory workers should wear their BUMC ID.
  • Always keep doors between the laboratory and hallways or other common places closed.
  • Always lock the doors between the laboratory and hallways or other common places when leaving the laboratory unattended.