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

The example Lab SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) that EH&S developed for safely conducting phenol chloroform extractions notes that polyethylene glycol (PEG 300 or PEG 400) is helpful to use in treating any dermal exposures.

Did You Know?

The National Library of Medicine’s open access PubChem database now offers Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries (LCSSs) that pull together relevant safety information from multiple sources for individual chemicals.