Welcome to NC State, TECS and the Wilson College of Textiles! We are committed to maintaining a safe working environment for all faculty, staff, students and visitors to the college. All of our faculty, students and staff are required to document training and follow rules of safe workplace procedures (see below). Our visitors and guests, while not required to complete safety training, are prohibited from entering laboratories without being accompanied by personnel trained in appropriate safety procedures for that laboratory. This includes wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Each laboratory should have appropriate PPE available for guests and visitors and if you do not receive it, please contact me.

Many of our guests never visit a laboratory and yet their safety is just as important. In the event of a fire or other emergency it is always important to know the quickest avenue of egress. Still, we will have fire marshals stationed in each pod and floor to guide you. Please follow their instructions quickly and completely.

I hope you have a great experience at NC State and I want to make sure we do everything possible to make that experience a safe one for you and others.

Safety Documents
Accident Report Forms

General Safety Training: Required for Room / Lab Key
Lab Safety Training Verification (PDF)

Lab Safety Videos (Must Be Watched in TECS Office)
NC State Safety:
TECS Safety:
Fire Safety:

Specific Safety Training: Required Prior to Lab Work / New Duties
Manager’s Safety Orientation List Training Guide
Manager’s Safety Orientation Checklist
BOCCE Training (Before Operations Commence or Change … Evaluate)

Laboratory Safety: Required for PI’s of Laboratories
Supervisor’s Safety Self Assessment Checklist

Wolf Alert Emergency Communications: Personal Safety
Wolf Alert Emergency Communications Information
Sign Up for Emergency Text Messages
Safety Links for New Researchers from NC State’s Environmental Health & Safety
Safety Links from the American Chemical Society