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

Office
617.496.3797


Howard Herman-Haase
Senior Chemical Safety Program Officer
617.495.2186

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 http://ehs.harvard.edu/node/7968

Did You Know?

In addition to Safety Data Sheets provided by manufacturers or accessible on the EH&S website http://ehs.harvard.edu/safety-data-sheets-sds, 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 http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chemical-safety.