There are health (toxicity and exposure) and physical (flammability, reactivity, explosivity) hazards associated with chemical use. Chemical labeling, handling, storage, and inventory reporting requirements are mandated by local, state and federal regulations.
Here are some resources designed for your lab and ensuring safe handling of chemicals, gases, and waste.
- Instructions for Creating Standard Operating Procedures and SOPs for Chemical Hazard Classes (PDF)
- Contact Notification Form to print and include inside of your Life Safety Box
- Labs are responsible for reviewing and updating their chemical inventories in ChemTracker at least annually or when there is a significant change (in quantity or location).
Reminder: Hazardous Materials are NEVER to be disposed of in the sink!
Contact Safety and Emergency Management for additional information.