Safety Matters

The Laney Emergency Plan and Appendices describes how to respond to hazardous situations such as fires, hazardous chemicals and dangerous individuals with guns.

The Chemistry Department maintains a chemical hygiene plan designed to protect the health and safety of both students and faculty.

Safety training is required of all UCA personnel responsible for supervising instructional laboratories including undergraduate teaching assistants.

The American Chemical Society offers an inexpensive reference book addressing safety issues in academic laboratories.

Guidelines for separation and storage of chemicals were provided by Indiana University.

The Chemical National Safety Board is an independent federal agency charged with investigating chemical accidents to protect workers, the public and the environment.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides a chemical safety page.

The Chemical Safety Section of the University of Illinois provides a number of resources for those concerned about safety in academic research and instructional laboratories.

Additional resources are available from the Office of Health, Safety and Security in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Material Safety Data Sheets are available at the following web sites:

www.hazard.com

www.fisherSci.com

www.sigmaaldrich.com