Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

EH&S provides services designed to minimize the risks associated with the use of hazardous chemicals in research, teaching, and conservation laboratories; and laboratory support facilities. We also help the laboratory community ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations addressing chemical use in these areas.

Department Contact


Howard Herman-Haase
Senior Chemical Safety Program Officer

Department Update

For guidance on safely storing acids and bases, see Recommended Storage Groups for Common Acids and Bases, a new supplement to the EH&S Lab Chemical Storage Guide at

Did You Know?

In addition to Safety Data Sheets provided by manufacturers or accessible on the EH&S website, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has a list of databases which contain acute and chronic health effect information for hazardous chemicals at