Engineering Controls

Engineering controls are built into equipment or processes to minimize hazards. Engineering controls may be implemented at the source of the hazard, along its path or at the worker.

Engineering controls include the following:

  • Ventilation systems.
  • Enclosure or isolation of emission source (e.g., biological safety cabinets or fumehoods).
  • Process changes (e.g., wet methods instead of dry, dust-creating methods).

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) offers the following resources to support engineering controls:

Biological safety cabinet (BSC) testing

Class 2 Type B2 Biological Safety Cabinet diagram

HSE conducts annual testing of all BSCs and aerosol enclosures on campus. Testing ensures that equipment is working properly so that research can be conducted safely. HSE may also conduct small repairs and will also decommission old or broken equipment.

Email to schedule testing.

X-ray + Laser Certification

Planning to work with x-ray equipment or lasers? According to the  Occupational Health and Safety Code (Radiation Protection Regulation), all designated radiation equipment must first be inspected and certified.

Complete the application and email to schedule an inspection.

Equipment checklists + forms

Moving equipment or having it repaired?

Inspection checklists


Employees, Students


Safety & Security

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