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The Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering is committed to the safety of its staff, students, and researchers. This portion of our website contains information about our Safety Committee, the training all researchers and staff members must complete, and provides links to several Purdue University sites dealing with safety, emergency preparedness,and workplace injury.

The LORRE Safety Committee

Lindsey Crawley (Chairperson)

Michael Ladisch

Nathan Mosier


All LORRE researchers receive safety training immediately upon beginning employment at LORRE. There is also an annual retraining that all researchers are required to attend. The first and second links below outline the areas that are covered in the basic LORRE training, and the third link provides information on training provided by Purdue's Radiological & Environmental Management Office (REM).

LORRE Safety Retraining 2012

Training Offered by REM


It is the policy of Purdue University to integrate environmental health and safety into all operations. To achieve this end, Purdue has developed an Integrated Safety Plan (ISP). Certification of the safety program is subject to annual review and recertification. LORRE has received the re-certification every year since 2004 (the first year required).

Safety Resources

Purdue University Radiological and Environmental Management (REM)
An organization that provides expertise in the areas of environmental, health and safety issues. 

U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)
An independent federal agency that investigates chemical accidents. 

Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
CCPS is an organization with AIChE that identifies and addresses process safety needs within the chemical, pharmaceutical, and petroleum industries. 

Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SAChE) Program
A cooperative effort between the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and engineering schools to provide teaching materials and programs in process safety.

Workplace Injury Information

Worker's Compensation: Steps to Take if You Are Injured or Become Ill on the Job

Where to Seek Medical Treatment if You Are Injured

REM Injury Portal

Purdue Emergency Preparedness

Potter Engineering Building Emergency Plan 2012

Purdue University Emergency Procedures

Purdue University Preparedness Handbook