Rice University
BioSciences at Rice


 Safety Forms / Instructions

*Access to some of the forms below require prior enrollment in the
BioSciences Safety Owl-Space Site. Please Contact Dr. Beth Beason-Abmayr (bbeason@rice.edu) for assistance in joining*

 Safety Links

Important Phone Numbers

Rice University Police Department 713-348-6000
Memorial Hermann Hospital Emergency Room 713-704-4060
Rice University Environmental Health and Safety Department 713-348-4444
Rice Student Health Services 713-348-4966
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

Other Important Numbers:
BioSciences Departmental Office 713-348-4015
Director of Environmental Health & Safety - Kathryn Cavender 713-348-8800
Lecturer & Lab Coordinator - Beth Beason-Abmayr (regular hours) 713-348-2535
Departmental Facilities Manager - Gerald Mixon (after hours) 713-348-4294

Supplementary Instruction

Dow Chemicals recently developed a laboratory safety website with instructional videos that provide a good resource for chemists to use when planning experiments. Publicly accessible at http://safety.dow.com, these videos cover a range of topics all but not limited to:
  • Exposure control
  • Good laboratory practices
  • Specialized chemical techniques
  • Chemical and waste management
These videos may be used to enhance your safety training but should not be used as a substitute for in-person training. In addition, you should always consult with your Principal Investigator or the senior lab member before attempting any reaction or experiment you are not familiar with.