Resources and References


Chemical Carrier Request Form

Chemical Inventory

Chemical Storage and Segregation

Emergency Contact Sheet

Emergency Safety Equipment

Fume Hoods

Laboratory-Specific Training Record Log Sheet

Peroxide Forming Chemicals

Personal Protective Equipment

Research Personnel Orientation Checklist

Eyewash Logsheet

Overnight/Unattended Reaction Form


When conducting research you may need to look up important chemical information or safety requirements. On this page is numerous references that may be helpful to your search.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Database
Laboratories must have access to SDSs for all the chemicals present in their laboratory. The University of Chciago has established an account with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCINFO) Academic Support Program. Note: This collection has been set up to only allow access from University of Chicago computers.

National Academies Press: Prudent Practices in the Laboratory
Prudnet Practices is the standard text detailing how chemicals should be handles, stored, secured, and disposed in the laboratory.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards 
This pocket guide was designed to provide information to help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Emergency Responce Guidebook
his guidebook was designed by the Department of Transportation and others to assist first responders for incidents involving hazardous materials.

Occupational Health and Safety Administration

Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories, (The Laboratory Standard) Title 29 CFR Part 1910.1450

Environmental Protection Agency

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act