Workplace Safety Tips

  • Never compromise safety or security for the sake of convenience. For example: Don’t prop doors that are intended to be locked. Use escort shuttle service on campus instead of walking alone, especially when it gets dark.
  • Program all local law enforcement emergency numbers on a one-touch button on your cell phone. (Not just 911 – Public Safety, Boston Police, BUPD)
  • Wear your Boston University or Boston Medical Center Identification Badge at all times.
  • Always lock your office or work area when you leave for any period of time.
  • Never prop doors open.
  • When entering “CARD ACCESS ONLY” areas, do not to allow non-ID employees or visitors in behind you.
  • If you are using a laptop computer, do not leave it unattended at any time.
  • Keep your purse, wallet, keys and other valuables with you at all times or locked in a drawer or cabinet.
  • Carry a minimal amount of cash and credit/ATM cards while at school or in the workplace.
  • Do not carry passports, visas, or social security cards unless absolutely necessary.
  • Immediately report suspicious activity to Public Safety at 617-414-4444.