Chemical Safety

Ensuring the safe and compliant use of chemicals on campus.

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)

Lab Decommissioning

Lab Equipment Decontamination Protocol Departments must identify equipment desired for release by creating a list for Equipment Management (contact: betshelp@berkeley.edu). Department equipment listings must provide a BETS #, Serial #, building and room number of the equipment intended for release. Departments must also include: equipment history, associated chemical use, biological use or radiation use authorizations - where applicable. Verify and update equipment building, room and description to...

Do I need to notify and obtain approval from EH&S before I submit forms to BAAQMD, or begin demolition?

Yes, you must notify EH&S and Facilities of any demolition of a structure.

You do not need to submit a permit application for the demolition of a structure to the State or City of Berkeley since we are not under their jurisdiction for this activity, but you must notify all other appropriate parties of the proposed demolition.

Chemical Exposures

What to do if Chemical Exposure occurs: Remove victim from source of exposure. If the injury is serious or it is not safe to remove the victim, call 911. If there has been skin or eye contact, immediately flush skin or eyes with water using an emergency shower or eyewash if available. Continue flushing for 15 minutes or until medical help arrives. Remove contaminated clothing from the victim. Follow other emergency procedures as spelled out in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). If the...

Campus Toxic Gas Program

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2010

Campus Toxic Gas Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

Also see: Toxic Gas Program Document

Transporting Chemicals Safely on Campus

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2002

Transporting Chemicals Safely on Campus Fact Sheet

Inhalation, response

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2005

Environment, Health & Safety – Emergency Response
Response To A Release Of An Inhalation Hazard