Hazardous Materials

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  1. Safety Data Sheets (formerly MSDS)

    UCSDS — Safety Data Sheet Resources Safety data sheets are the best source of information regarding the hazards, emergency response, and protective measures for any hazardous material. Manufacturers are always the most reliable sources for SDSs, and the U ...

  2. Chemical Exchange

    A Chemical Exchange Service for UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff  This program and web site is currently under construction thanks to a grant from The Green Initiative Fund. If you have questions or would like to donate your chemicals to the reuse program, p ...

  3. How do I deal with a spill?

    If it's a life-threatening situation, evacuate the area and call 911. During business hours: Contact EH&S at (510) 642-3073 and press "1" when prompted to talk to a live person. After-Hours: Contact UCPD at (510) 642-3333 or 911. If you ...

  4. How do I dispose of waste?

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  5. Potentially Explosive Chemicals

    Potentially Explosive Chemicals (PECs) include peroxidizable organic chemicals which oxidize, dry out or otherwise destabilize over time. Examples include isopropyl ether, sodium amide and picric acid. Old or mismanaged chemicals and can pose a serious th ...

  6. Battery Disposal

    Home Generated Batteries UC employees should take their home-generated batteries to their community recycling center rather than disposing of them on campus. Drop off locations may be found by calling the local health department, garbage company or by cli ...

  7. Presciption (Rx) Drugs

    Tang Center pharmacy now has a prescription disposal bin open to the public. The pharmacy is open: Weekdays (M-F): 8:30am-6pm Saturday: 9am-12:30pm & 1-5pm Sunday: 11am-3pm What types of medicine are accepted? Unused and/or expired prescription medica ...

  8. Needles and Syringes

    If you are working in a research facility, there should be specific containers labeled for the disposal of sharps. Please contact your laboratory safety contact if you are unsure about where to locate these containers. Reference the Sharps Fact Sheet for ...

  9. How Do I Ship My Research (Hazardous Materials)?

    All materials regulated in transportation must be shipped by an individual trained and certified by UC Berkeley EH&S Specialist to meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Requirements and the Internatio ...