University policy requires each individual in control of chemicals to maintain an accurate chemical inventory in order to minimize waste, track reporting limits, and comply with hazard communication laws. The College of Arts and Sciences uses an internal SharePoint site (AU login required) to manage their chemical inventory and link to Safety Data Sheets. Contact EH&S if you are having trouble accessing the site.
Safety Data Sheets
Access to AU eBinder and Safety Data Sheet requirement
Hazardous waste must be handled according to national and local guidelines. No amount of hazardous waste may be thrown into the regular trash or poured down the sink. Please contact Environmental Health and Safety to arrange disposal of all hazardous waste.
Exploring Laboratory Accidents
In 2011, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board issued an informational video exploring three laboratory accidents that have occurred at higher education institutions across the country. The events leading up to each accident and their implications on laboratory safety culture is discussed.
For more information, please contact:
Leanne Wright, MPH, CSP Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety Phone: 202-885-2007