Chemical Safety

The Department of Chemistry recognizes the need to put safety first in all of its teaching and research endeavors. Routine procedures such as, but not limited to, the following are implemented:

  • Weekly and monthly lab and waste inspections
  • Standard operating procedures for storing chemicals, operating laboratory equipment, and highly toxic chemicals
  • OSHA "Right-to-Know" training for all faculty and staff
  • Instruction and handouts on "Laboratory Safety Rules" and "Student Conduct" provided to all General Chemistry laboratory students
  • Students advised of safety issues at the beginning of each experiment
  • Safety Data Sheets in every teaching and research laboratory