Laboratory and Chemical Safety
The Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management’s laboratory and chemical safety program initiatives are based on federal, state and local regulations to ensure the health and well-being of all individuals exposed to chemical or biological agents on our campus.
The laboratory and chemical safety program is comprised of a Chemical Hygiene Plan, university-wide chemical inventory and tracking system; laboratory and chemical storage inspections; disposal of chemicals and other hazardous waste; and safety education and awareness.
Departments are required to use the Laboratory Emergency Planning guidelines to develop tailored emergency procedures for each laboratory with the specific purpose and design in mind. Laboratory Spill Procedures are also posted in all of the campus laboratories and chemical storage areas.
To request additional information or training on laboratory and chemical safety, contact the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management at 325-942-2180.