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 provides access to the ChemWatch SDS Database containing millions of Safety Data Sheets, in 35 languages, for lab personnel to assess chemical hazards and to prepare written protocols to safely work with high hazard chemicals and processes.

Did You Know?

November if National Fire Prevention Month. Know the PPE requirements if you work with flammable or pyrophoric chemicals, as well as the emergency routes and procedures for your lab.