Safety Services

Robert Morris University is committed to providing a safe, functional and supportive environment. The safety process has been designed to provide a physical environment free of recognized hazards, manage staff activities to reduce the risk of injuries, and ultimately preserve the safety of  everyone at the university.

Please take a moment to navigate through our site for safety related resources right at your disposal such as: comprehensive safety policies, training modules, links and more...

Safety Plans & Policies

Safety Management
Security Management
Hazardous Materials & Waste Management
Lab Safety Management
Fire Safety Management
Utility Systems Management
Emergency Response Plan
SPPC & PPC Response Plans

Forms & Documents

Safety Forms & Documents
Chemical Compatibility Guide

Laboratory Safety - Examples of Incompatible Chemicals

Chemical Is Incompatible and Should Not Be Mixed or Stored With
Acetic acid Chromic acid, nitric acid, hydroxyl compounds, ethylene glycol, perchloric acid, peroxides, permanganates
Acetylene Chlorine, bromine, copper, fluorine, silver, mercury
Acetone Concentrated nitric and sulfuric acid mixtures
Alkali and alkaline earth metals (such as powdered aluminum or magnesium, calcium, lithium, sodium, potassium) Water, carbon tetrachloride or other chlorinated hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, halogens
Ammonia (anhydrous) Mercury, chlorine, calcium hypochlorite, iodine, bromine, hydrofluoric acid (anhydrous)
Ammonium nitrate Acids, powdered metals, flammable liquids, chlorates, nitrates, sulfur, finely divided organic or combustible materials
Aniline Nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide
Arsenical materials Any reducing agent
Azides Acids
Bromine See Chlorine
Calcium oxide Water
Carbon (activated) Calcium hypochlorite, all oxidizing agents
Carbon tetrachloride Sodium
Chlorates Ammonium salts, acids, powdered metals, sulfur, finely divided organic or combustible materials
Chromic acid and chromium trioxide Acetic acid, naphthalene, camphor, glycerol, alcohol, flammable liquids in general
Chlorine Ammonia, acetylene, butadiene, butane, methane, propane (or other petroleum gases), hydrogen, sodium carbide, benzene, finely divided metals, turpentine
Chlorine dioxide Ammonia, methane, phosphine, hydrogen sulfide
Copper Acetylene, hydrogen peroxide
Cumene hydroperoxide Acids (organic or inorganic)
Cyanides Acids
Flammable liquids Ammonium nitrate, chromic acid, hydrogen peroxide, nitric acid, sodium peroxide, halogens
Fluorine Everything
Hydrocarbons (such as butane, propane, benzene) Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, chromic acid, sodium peroxide
Hydrocyanic acid Nitric acid, alkali
Hydrofluoric acid (anhydrous) Ammonia (aqueous or anhydrous)
Hydrogen peroxide Copper, chromium, iron, most metals or their salts, alcohols, acetone, organic materials, aniline, nitromethane, combustible materials
Hydrogen sulfide Fuming nitric acid, oxidizing gases
Hypochlorites Acids, activated carbon
Iodine Acetylene, ammonia (aqueous or anhydrous), hydrogen
Mercury Acetylene, fulminic acid, ammonia
Nitrates Sulfuric acid
Nitric acid (concentrated) Acetic acid, aniline, chromic acid, hydrocyanic acid, hydrogen sulfide, flammable liquids, flammable gases, copper, brass, any heavy metals
Nitrites Acids
Nitroparaffins Inorganic bases, amines
Oxalic acid Silver, mercury
Oxygen Oils, grease, hydrogen, flammable liquids, solids, or gases
Perchloric acid Acetic anhydride, bismuth and its alloys, alcohol, paper, wood, grease, oils
Peroxide, organic Acids (organic or mineral), avoid friction, store cold
Phosphorus (white) Air, oxygen, alkalis, reducing agents
Potassium Carbon tetrachloride, carbon dioxide, water
Potassium chlorate Sulfuric and other acids
Potassium perchlorate (see also chlorates) Sulfuric and other acids
Potassium permanganate Glycerol, ethylene glycol, benzaldehyde, sulfuric acid
Selenides Reducing agents
Silver Acetylene, oxalic acid, tartartic acid, ammonium compounds, fulminic acid
Sodium Carbon tetrachloride, carbon dioxide, water
Sodium nitrate Ammonium nitrate and other ammonium salts
Sodium peroxide Ethyl or methyl alcohol, glacial acetic acid, acetic anhydrite, benzaldehyde, carbon disulfide, glycerin, ethylene glycol, ethyl acetate, methyl acetate, furfural
Sulfides Acids
Sulfuric acid Potassium chlorate, potassium perchlorate, potassium permanganate (similar compounds of light metals, such as sodium, lithium)
Tellurides Reducing agents
Facilities Containing Asbestos

List of Facilities Containing ACBM

Building Asbestos-Containing Material / Location
Adams Hall Asbestos Abatement Completed
Athletic Pavilion New-Constructed 1997
Barry Center No Asbestos Containing Materials Identified
Benjamin Rush Asbestos Abatement Completed
Braddock Hall Asbestos Abatement Completed
Concord Hall New-Constructed 2006
Facilities Service Center Asbestos Abatement Completed
Franklin Center No Asbestos containing materials identified
Gallatin Hall Asbestos Abatement Completed
Hale Center Asbestos containing textured ceiling material throughout
Enclosed above drywall
Hamilton Hall Asbestos Abatement Completed
Hancock Hall Asbestos Abatement Completed
ISC Golf Dome New-Constructed 1999
ISC Ice Arena New-Constructed 1999
ISC Neville Island House/Garage a) Kitchen linoleum, drywall joint compound throughout
b) Duct seam tape in basement
c) Window caulking throughout
d) Block insulation in the basement
e) Tarpaper on garage roof
Jefferson Center a) Asbestos containing ceiling finish (rough) throughout 2nd floor & limited on 1st floor
b) Asbestos containing acoustical ceiling tiles - upper level room
c) Asbestos containing boiler insulation
d) Asbestos containing floor tile througout 2nd floor & limited on 1st floor
Joe Walton Stadium New-Constructed 2005
John Jay Center a) Asbestos containing floor tile in rooms 262, 263
b) Asbestos containing floor tile and mastic throughout 1st floor/Eng. Dept.
Lafayette Center a) Asbestos containing floor tile - 1st floor bottom of stairs
b) Asbestos containing ceiling tile - 2nd floor stairwell
Lexington Hall New-Constructed 2001
Madison Hall Asbestos Abatement Completed
Marshall Hall Asbestos Abatement Completed
Massey Hall No Asbestos Containing Materials Identified
Melvin Teetz Alumni House New-Constructed 2004
Monroe Hall Asbestos Abatement Completed
Nicholson Center New-Constructed 1999
Patrick Henry Center Asbestos containing floor tile and mastic in various hallways and rooms
Revere Center No Asbestos Containing Materials Identified
Rogal Family Chapel New-Constructed 2002
Rooney House New-Constructed 2004
Ross Hall Asbestos Abatement Completed
Salem Hall New-Constructed 2011
School of Business New-Constructed 2011
SCIS - Wheatley Center Original construction (Wayne Center 2003)
Sewall Center No Asbestos Containing Materials Identified
Snee-Reinhardt - Media Arts House New-Constructed 2010
Washington Hall Asbestos Containing Floor Tile and Mastic throughout
Asbestos Containing Pipe Insulation in Generator Building
Yorktown Hall Suspect materials noted throughout
Renovation/Expansion 2012

Chemical Inventory & SDS Database

Click here to for the Chemical Inventory & SDS Database.

Safety Tips

Safety Tips

Safety Links

Safety Links, OSHA, and NIOSH

Safety Committee

Safety Committee Members

Paul Badger
Daijah Darden
Ashley Deahl
Mary Fecko
Tim Goldinger
David Hanson
Maureen Keefer
Tim Kirsch
Jamey Koss
Leo Laffey
Michael Schilinski
Laura Todd

Meeting Minutes

Safety Education Suite

Required University Wide Training

The following training modules are required for all University Staff and Faculty.

Department Specific Training

Please see supervisor regarding what training modules are required for your area or job title.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Program

AEDs are located in every building.  As with any medical emergency you should initiate emergency response services by immediately contacting RMU Police 412-397-2424 and/or local services at 911.

Injury / Incident Reporting Documents

Student and Visitor Forms
Employee Forms
Physician's Panels
Stretching & Exercise Guides

Campus Emergency Resources

How To Respond

How To Respond

Fire Safety

Fire Safety

Campus Fire Evacuation Map

Campus Fire Evacuation Map


For More Information, Contact:

Tim J. Kirsch, CIH
Senior Director,
Capital Projects and Safety
Facilities Management
412-397-6282 Phone
412-397-6474 Fax

Jamey Koss
Capital Projects and Safety
Facilities Management
412-397-5978 Phone