Chemical Safety

Ensuring the safe and compliant use of chemicals on campus.

How do I get my lab coat cleaned?

Mail-Mail Laundry

  • Place your soiled coat into a sealed bag.
  • Put the bag into the campus mail bin located in your mailroom.
  • Once it is cleaned, your coat will be mailed directly back to your lab.

Hamper-Hanger Laundry

  • Place your soiled coat in the hamper at your designated location.
  • Pick up your clean coat on the adjacent hangar the following Thursday.

How do I find out what PPE I need for my work?

Your LHAT voucher will show what PPE is necessary for your work. This was designated by your PI in accordance with what hazards are present in your workspace.

Drum, determine contents

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2002

RADIOACTIVE WASTE
DETERMINING THE CONTENTS OF THE DRUM AND PREPARING FOR A POTENTIAL SPILL

Chemical/Radioactive release, cleanup

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2005

EMERGENCY RESPONSE 
CLEANING A RELEASE OF A CHEMICAL(S) AND RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL(S)

Waste, segregating

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2005

Radioactive waste,
Segregating waste

Hydrogen Safety Fact Sheet

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2013

Ethidium Bromide and Alternative DNA Stains Fact Sheet

2012

Ethidium Bromide and Alternative DNA Stains: Precautions, Waste Treatment and Disposal

Safety Data Sheets

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2004

 Fact Sheet: Safety Data Sheets (SDS), formerly Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)

Resources and Guides

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

A JSA describes job tasks in step-by-step fashion, identifies associated hazards at each step, and outlines proper hazard controls that minimize the risk of injury or illness to the individual(s) performing that task.