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

EH&S has developed a Lab Chemical Storage Guide to assist lab personnel to safely store chemicals in different storage groups based on their GHS (Globally Harmonized System) pictograms, hazard statements and other information now available on manufacturer container labels and Safety Data Sheets.

Did You Know?

Keeping processes and equipment at least six inches behind the sash and avoiding clutter around the sash opening and rear baffles enables a chemical fume hood's exhaust system to effectively contain vapors and fumes within the hood.