Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Beyster Building Safety Information

The Beyster Building is home to CSE. It is important that the students, faculty, and staff who use the building are aware of the campus and building safety policies and procedures in case of an emergency. You are encouraged to review the information below for general preparedness. You can also contact:

Facilities Coordinator
Brian Rice
3965A Beyster Bldg.
CSE Department Manager
Kelly Cormier
3705 Beyster Bldg.
CSE Safety


Emergency Information:


Fires on college campuses can occur in classrooms, kitchen areas, and labs, as well as in other areas. In case of a fire, exit the building using the nearest or alternative safe route. Congregate in the main parking lot on Hayward Street on the north side of the building or in the Gerstacker Grove on the south, away from the building.
Active Shooter:

An armed person who has used deadly physical force on other persons and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims is categorized as an active shooter. The first thing you should do is have an escape route and attempt to evacuate. Evacuate even if others disagree and remember to leave your belongings. For important detailed information on how you should react during and after an active shooter incident, visit the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) website. The DPSS page includes important guidelines and a highly informative video entitled "Run. Hide. Fight."
Severe Weather:

Severe weather includes inclement weather during which there is a severe weather warning. Go immediately to one of the two designated storm shelters in the building: rooms 1670 or 1690 Beyster Building.
Lab Accidents:

The best way to prevent lab accidents is to be prepared and knowledgeable about what you are working with such as equipment, chemicals, or biological materials. Having a range of knowledge for each type or chemical/biological class of hazard you will work with is called a "working understanding" of your environment in the lab. Contact 911 or OSEH at (734) 647-1143.
Injury and Medical Emergency:

If emergency medical attention is needed, call 911 immediately. 

In the case of a sudden cardiac arrest, proper use of an Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) device can greatly increase the chance of survival. Red AEDs are located right next to the elevator doors (main elevator shaft) on each floor of the Beyster Building. To review how to use an AED, please see this interactive video.

First aid kits can be found in the undergraduate advising office (2808), on top of the refrigerator in the 2nd floor lounge (2901), in the graduate office (3909), in the CSE office (3808), in the loading dock (3969), and on top of the refrigerators in the 3rd and 4th floor kitchens (3649 and 4649).

For non-life threatening injury or illness, go to:

U-M Occupational Health Services
University Health Services

For more information about safety and security at the College please visit the College of Engineering Safety website.

APRIL Machine Shop Safety:

APRIL Machine Shop General Safety Policy

APRIL Machine Shop Rules and Operating Procedures

After an Emergency or Safety Related Incident:

All safety related incidents (accidental injury, violence, disasters, medical emergencies, and security threats) occurring within College of Engineering facilities must be reported to the College of Engineering Safety Committee using the CoE Safety Investigation Form.

Other Safety Links: 

U of M Police Department

U of M Occupational Safety and Environmental Health

U of M Hazard Guidelines

U of M Safety Training