Chemical Safety

  • Chemical Accidents
    • Chemicals in the Eye
    • Chemical Splashes on your Person
    • Inhalation of Chemicals
    • Chemical Spills
  • Chemical Hygiene Guide - General
    A set of guidelines designed to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff and students in LSCS laboratories. This Chemical Hygiene Guide (Guide) details safe practices for working in a LSCS laboratory.
  • Empty & Chemical Waste Containers
    Empty containers may have to be managed as hazardous waste depending on several factors. The Facilities Department can assist you in disposal instructions.
  • Definition of a Hazardous Chemical Waste
    Hazardous waste is defined as a substance that poses a hazard to human health or the environment when improperly managed.
  • Lab Cleanouts
    Laboratory cleanouts involve the removal of excess amounts of chemicals from laboratories. Since this can often involve many containers, tagging individual containers may not be feasible.
  • Labeling Hazardous Waste
  • Responsibilities of Hazardous Waste Generators (CESQGs)
    Each laboratory person handling hazardous chemicals is responsible for the proper accumulation and management of waste in the laboratory.
  • Segregation of Incompatible Chemicals
    All hazardous materials should be stored and transported to prevent spills and uncontrolled reactions. Segregate chemicals by hazard class.
  • Storage of Hazardous Chemical Waste
    Storage requirements for hazardous chemical waste in laboratories and work areas are specified under state regulations.
  • Shipping Chemicals by Air or Ground
    Shipping chemicals by ground or air requires special training. Any time a dangerous goods form is required for a shipment, a certified individual must complete all the paperwork, labeling and packaging of the material. Without proper training, it is illegal to ship dangerous goods.
  • Treatment of Hazardous Chemical Waste
    The treatment of hazardous waste may still result in the generation of residuals which may have to be managed as hazardous waste.
  • Facilities Chemical Waste
    LSCS Facilities Department has different types of hazardous wastes than laboratories on campus. This department will follow a different set of guidelines for waste disposal.
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