Hazard Communication (HazComm) Procedures

In accordance with Michigan's Hazard Communication Standard, the University has established a written hazard communication program to ensure that employees with exposure or potential exposure to hazardous chemicals are provided with appropriate health and safety information. In addition, the Department of Chemistry has compiled the following HazComm resources:

Chemical Disposal Procedures

Once you designate a reagent for disposal, it will be treated as waste. It will not be available in storage somewhere for future access by anyone. The assumption is that you have either a known reagent, an unknown material, or a mixed waste for which you have an inventory as it was collected. Each is treated differently:

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are extremely important in the safe handling of hazardous substances. MSDS can be found through the following suppliers:

Standard Operating Procedures

An excellent resource of how to compile Standard Operating Procedures is available on the UCLA Environment, Health, and Safety website.