Laboratory Security-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Laboratory Security

Some of you may have recently received a message from EH&S regarding a laboratory door that was left unlocked.  University Police and Security routinely check for unlocked doors through the university, during off-hours.  They report the result to us each month.
It is critical that all laboratory areas maintain security at all hours, including locking the doors when there are no lab personnel present.  Obviously, the reason for security is for protection not only of your valuable equipment, research and chemicals, but also for personal safety should unauthorized people in a building find an unopened door where they may “hide out.”

If we find your lab appearing on the “Open Doors” monthly report, we will be in touch and will then closely monitor your compliance in the future.  Please feel free to contact us at EH&S with any questions you may have regarding laboratory security.

By: Mark Banister,, 412-268-1493