GENERAL INFORMATION → Safety Regulations
1. Students must comply with the safety rules. Any lapses in safety or dangerous occurrences which may harm personal or others’ safety must be reported immediately to a senior faculty member or the safety inspector.
2. At each campus there is a safety inspector who can be contacted during working hours as follows:
Edmond Safra, Givat Ram – Tel. 02-6585525
Ein Kerem – Tel. 02-6758051
After working hours the campus Security Center should be contacted (85000).
3. Detailed safety guidance will be given in every laboratory by the person in charge of the laboratory.
Below are some of the safety rules that apply to a student who enters the teaching and research laboratories of the Hebrew University.
Learn to recognize:
a. The gas and electric switches and electric emergency switches.
b. Safety showers and eye baths.
c. First aid equipment.
d. Fire extinguishers and fire blankets.
f. Operation of the fume chamber.
Be familiar with the following prohibitions:
a. Do not work in a laboratory unless a laboratory manager or staff member is present.
b. Do not perform work or experiments that have not been authorized by the manager.
c. Do not use faulty equipment or devices.
d. Do not pour combustible liquids.
e. Do not pour leftovers or materials into a sink before making sure that this is not dangerous.
f. Do not pour or evaporate flammable liquids near a flame.
g. Do not use toxic materials without suitable equipment and proper training.
h. Do not use materials and agents that are dangerous to the environment without using proper safety gear.
Do the following:
a. Protect your eyes with a type of safety glasses recognized by the university.
b. Make sure that you and others nearby are protected from the risks of your work.
c. Beware of the risks of your neighbors’ work.
d. Disconnect the electricity and gas that you are using before leaving the laboratory and after making sure that the disconnection does not pose a danger or risk to the work of others.
Do not enter laboratories where there is risk to the eyes without safety glasses
4. What to do if a fire is detected:
a. Sound the alarm – if there is one.
b. Remove others from the danger zone.
c. Inform the campus Security Center immediately.
d. Disconnect gas mains that feed the area of the occurrence (do not thereafter open the gas taps without authorization from the safety personnel).
e. Disconnect the electricity that relates to the area of the occurrence.
f. Do not use water for extinguishing before the electricity is disconnected.
g. Use fire extinguishers prudently and according to need.
h. Do not use elevators if a fire is detected.
i. On arrival of security, safety or firefighting personnel, provide them with the maximum information and act according to their directions.
5. Evacuation of casualties:
a. Casualties will be evacuated to the emergency room of the hospital nearest to the campus where the accident occurred. From the Edmond Safra campus, Givat Ram – Shaare Zedek Hospital; from the Ein Kerem campus – Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
b. Calling an ambulance from Magen David Adom or another body for payment will be made by the security department or in coordination with it.
6. In case of an accident with hazardous and/or radioactive chemical substances (spillage, dispersion, explosion, leakage, etc.) great care should be taken and safety personnel must be alerted immediately.
Further information in the University Services section