Chemical Safety

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standard on Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories applies to all University laboratories.

This standard requires that the University have a written chemical hygiene plan; provide information and training on working with chemicals; ensure that laboratory safety equipment is working properly and designate a chemical hygiene office to oversee the implementation of the chemical hygiene plan. In addition, the University must ensure that all unwanted chemicals are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner and in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) regulations.

Topics

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Chemical Incident and Emergency Response

Chemical Waste Disposal and Labeling

EHS Policy on Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories

Hazardous Chemical Use in Animal Research

Reactive Chemicals

Safety Data Sheet resources

Signs and Labeling (Chemical)

Contact Info

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Chemical Safety team.

Melissa Morland
Assistant Director and Biosafety Officer
410-706-7845

Simone Houng
Research Safety Specialist
410-706-7055