Hazardous Materials Transportation Compliance Update

Time-Sensitive Compressed Gases

Chemical Waste Compliance Update

Welcome Kara Sarchet

Laboratory Tornado Preparedness


Latest CDC lab incident involves worker infected with salmonella

The small matter of nanomaterials safety

Lab chemicals 'kill teacher'

Researcher loses arm in UH lab explosion; blast cause not yet known

OSU fined for hazmat violations

News conference on UH Manoa lab explosion

Citing explosions, lab safety hot topic at Texas Tech Board of Regents meeting


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Lab Safety Hacks

img3Want to avoid frequent safety mistakes, but don’t have the time? Try adjusting your approach and even imaging a few safety hacks. Simple changes in everyday habits can go a long way towards keeping your lab in compliance. Not every solution is one size fits all, but click here to see some illustrattions on how some common issues can be mitigated by changing your approach.

Another Hydrogen Explosion in a Laboratory

A researcher using hydrogen lost an arm and suffered other injuries in an explosion which happened in a basement lab at the Pacific Ocean Sciences and Technology Building. The explosion happened in the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute lab, UH officials said. They said she was working with hydrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide. To watch a news conference about the explosion please click here. Because we have hydrogen on this campus and are also conducting research into energy alternative using hydrogen I am asking that you please click here to read more about hydrogen safety

Chemical Waste Compliance Update

June 18, 2015 will mark two years since the campus last underwent a comprehensive inspection by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).

The goal of IDEM is to ensure that facilities such as IUPUI which generate large volumes of regulated hazardous wastes are inspected once every two years. This spring will start the window of opportunity for when the campus should expect the next compliance inspection.

Please click here To see a photograph of properly managed hazardous waste in a laboratory and to learn more from Kevin Mouser about how to properly manage your hazardous waste.

Welcome Kara Sarchet

Please join us in welcoming Kara Sarchet. Kara is a new member of our laboratory biosafety team and has replaced Nicole Cloud as the Biological Safety Specialist for the IUPUI campus. I am confident you will be impressed with Kara's experience and knowledge as well as her friendly personality. Please click here to find out more about our new biosafety team member.

Tornado Preparedness for Laboratories


As spring weather approaches, so does the potential for severe weather. Indiana is located in a region known as Tornado Alley where weather conditions can deteriorate to severe conditions or tornadoes rapidly.

As with any emergency, preparedness is your best defense. Please visit the following link to view our informative document on what to do if violent weather is near IUPUI. If you work in a lab please take note.




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