Safety & Security Policies

Health and Safety: Hazardous Materials


In order to ensure the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff and visitors, the Institute does not allow the use of certain materials within the academic or housing buildings. No hazardous material will be brought on campus without the approval of the Institute Safety Coordinator and the appropriate person within the school/department. Any chemical or material that may be flammable, combustible, toxic, corrosive, reactive or explosive, must have a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on file with the Institute Safety Coordinator and also in the department or school which uses the material. Some materials in order to be used require that the person using the material wear a protective respirator (face mask).


  • Spray Paint Spray paint cannot be used inside any building. 
  • Other materials will not be used by students, faculty or staff without specific authorization of the faculty or staff member responsible for the lab, shop or space in which the material is to be used. Use in general areas of the academic building must be approved by the Institute Safety Coordinator. Use within the housing buildings must be approved by the Director of Housing.


All hazardous materials must be disposed of by using an authorized disposal agent. The Facilities Management Department is responsible for the disposal of any hazardous material which has been used on campus. The material will be picked up by the Facilities Management Department and stored in an appropriate location until picked up by an authorized disposal agent. Any school of department that has hazardous materials to dispose of shall contact the Facilities Management Department.

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