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2011

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New Format

How to Dispose of Empty Chemical Containers

What Would Your Mother Think About Your Laboratory?

Welcome Candice Culligan

New Assistant Director of Fire Safety

Laboratory Equipment in Hallways

IN THE NEWS

Run Your Campus

Taken for Granted: A Way to Improve Lab-Safety Culture?

Experimenting with Danger Video

Two injured in U.Md. chem lab explosion

High Schooler Loses Eye After Chemistry Explosion

Chinese Biosafety Concerns

Same School, New Infection

Report finds fault with college labs over poor safety record

Formaldehyde Safety

CLASSROOM TRAINING

Laboratory Safety

 

BloodBorne Pathogens

 

Biosafety

 

General Safety

LABORATORY SAFETY RESOURCES

Chemical Hygiene Plan

 

Laboratory Safety Handbook

 

Find an MSDS

 

Biosafety Manual

 

Online Hazardous Waste Manifest Form

 

Online Training

 

Daily Eyewash Inspection Checklist

 

EHS Homepage

 

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How to Dispose of Empty Chemical Containers

You have emptied your chemical container so you can now dispose of it in your glass waste box correct? Maybe not, depending on the chemical the empty container may require disposal as hazardous waste.

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Find out which chemical containers require disposal as hazardous waste here. Not all empty chemical containers can be disposed of in your laboratory glass waste box.

 

What Would Your Mother Think About Your Laboratory?

One of the most common rules I see broken when inspecting laboratories is shown in this picture.

 

 

It is not just a laboratory safety rule but something most children are taught by their parents growing up which is simply "If you get something out put it up when you are finished using it". I am talking about clutter and poor housekeeping. Read more about how you can accident proof your laboratory by keeping clutter to a minimum and more here.

 

 

Welcome Candice Culligan

 

Please join me in welcoming Candice Culligan. Candice comes to us from the College of NanoScale Science and Engineering, SUNY at Albany, NY. Candice will serve as an Occupational Safety Specialist. To find out more about Candice click here.

 

 

New Assistant Director of Fire Safety

 

Please welcome Alan Snedeker as our new Assistant Director of Fire Safety. Alan has been with IUPUI for 5 years and replaces Tom Hulse who recently retired. Please visit the following link to find out more about Alan as well as his contact information.

Laboratory Equipment in Hallways

We are beginning to notice more laboratory equipment such as refrigerators, freezers and centrifuges migrating into hallways. Please click here to read why this is not allowed as well as discussion about a new policy that will be drafted by the Laboratory Safety Committee to address this issue.

 

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