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Laboratory Safety Information

Updated October 14, 2014

A collection of handbooks on hazardous chemical properties and safe handling/disposal measures may be found on the "Laboratory Safety" shelf in the Reference Collection (A-208), including:

Hazardous Chemicals Desk Reference, 6th ed. / R. J. Lewis, Sr.  Wiley, 2008. [Ref. QD 51 .S33 2008]

Principles and Application of Collective Dose in Radiation Protection. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. [RA 569 .P67 1995]

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory:  Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, updated version / Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory, National Research Council.  National Academies Press, 2011.  [online] [Ref. QD 51 .P78 2011]

Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research.  National Academies Press, 2014.  [online]

Safety Sense: A Laboratory Guide.  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2001.  [Ref. QD 51 .S32 2001]

Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals / Technical Committee on Laboratories Using Chemicals.  National Fire Protection Association, 2004. [Ref. QD 51 .S72 2004]


Where to Find MSDS on the Internet is a portal to many free sources of Material Safety Data Sheets and other chemical hazard and lab safety information.

The University of Chicago Library maintains an excellent online Resource Guide to Chemical Safety, including hazardous materials handling and toxicology information.




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