Emergency BU Alert Boston University's Charles River Campus is cancelling evening classes on Monday, February 8, 2016. All academic and administrative activities (e.g. classes, seminars and meetings) that are scheduled to take place before 5:00 PM will meet as scheduled. Academic and administrative operations that are normally scheduled to occur after 5:00 PM will be cancelled. For detailed information on the Boston University Medical Campus, please go to: http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm Please note: Employees in essential services must report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to, University Police, Facilities Management and Planning, University Dining Services, University Mail Services, Student Health Services, Environmental Health & Safety and Network Services. For the latest information please go to: http://www.bu.edu/today

Working Alone

Working in a laboratory alone or in isolated areas presents unique risks and hazards.  Working alone is prohibited in certain laboratories (as described in laboratory-specific SOPs) and is discouraged in all other laboratories.  In the even a worker must work alone in the laboratory, these guidelines should be followed:

  • Schedule work so that hazardous tasks are performed during times when the worker is not alone.
  • The worker should inform a co-worker, or even a friend, family member, colleague that they will be in the laboratory alone and give them information on who to contact in the event the worker does not check in.
  • On the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC), the worker can notify Public Safety at 414-4444 and officers will include the laboratory on the building’s walk-through, if applicable.