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 tips on ways to keep safe when using chemical fume hoods here. The chemical fume hood often is the primary control device for protecting lab researchers from exposure to toxic or flammable chemicals.

Did You Know?

The National Research Council's "Prudent Practices in Laboratories" includes Lab Chemical Safety Summaries that describe safe work practices for about a hundred common lab chemicals, at