Important Updates on Research Continuity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Instructions for Laboratories

References & Resources

When conducting research, you may need to look up important chemical information or safety requirements. The following resources and references may help: 

UChicago forms and information sheets

Chemical Carrier Request Form (PDF)

Chemical Fume Hood Safety (PDF)

Chemical Inventory (PDF)

Chemical Storage and Segregation (PDF)

Emergency Contact Sheet (PDF)

Emergency Safety Equipment (PDF)

Eyewash Log (PDF)

Laboratory-Specific Training Record Log Sheet (PDF)

Overnight/Unattended Reaction Form (PDF)

Peroxide Forming Chemicals (PDF)

Personal Protective Equipment (PDF)

Research Personnel Orientation Checklist (PDF)

External references and resources

Environmental Protection Agency 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Occupational Health and Safety Administration

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Emergency Response Guidebook, U.S. Department of Transportation

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

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Safety Data Sheet Database
Laboratories must have access to safety data sheets for all the chemicals present in their laboratory. The University of Chicago has established an account with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCINFO) Academic Support Program. This collection is accessible only from University of Chicago computers, or computers connected to the University of Chicago VPN.