Chemical Safety

Using hazardous chemicals in research laboratories requires an in-depth understanding and evaluation of the risk and hazards associated with the storage, transfer, and use in a reaction under different concentrations, volumes, temperatures, and physical conditions. Use the following resources for better understanding the health and physical hazards of chemicals and the best methods for preventing exposure and incidents or mitigating their impact. It is critical to use these and additional resources before using a chemical, starting an experiment, or modifying an existing experiment.

  1. EPA Identifying Chemical Reactivity Hazards: Preliminary Screening Method
  2. CCPS, A Checklist for Inherently Safer Chemical Reaction Process Design and
  3. Essential Practices for Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards Operation
  4. CCPS, Reactive Material Hazards