Hazardous Materials


The possession, manufacture, storage or use of hazardous materials in residence halls, FSILGs, and other areas where appropriate MIT Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) safety precautions are not in place is prohibited.

Prohibited hazardous materials include, but are not limited to:

  • hazardous chemicals
  • biological materials
  • radioactive substances, lasers (class 3b or class 4)
  • ammunition
  • explosives (inlcuding firecrackers and missiles)
  • flammable materials
  • accelerants
  • gas grills
  • hibachis
  • charcoal grills or lighter fluid
  • gasoline
  • flammable liquid
  • gas-powered equipment
  • propane cooking equipment

Gas Cylinders

Students are prohibited from receiving, possessing, storing or using any gas cylinder (including, but not limited to, liquid nitrogen, helium, nitrous oxide) in any MIT residence hall. If a student attempts to purchase these materials without prior approval from EHS, the order will be cancelled and the cylinders confiscated. Students may be subject to severe disciplinary action as stated in the MIT Policies and Procedures.

See also: Propane

Contact EHS at 617-452-3477 if you have any questions concerning the above restrictions on hazardous materials.