We've collected links on a variety of health and safety topics. Please explore these informative websites.
Poison control phone number 1-800-222-1222
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Prudent Practices in the Laboratory (1995, National Academy Press)
Biosafety in the Laboratory (1989, National Academy Press)
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (CDC, 5th Edition) pdf
Less is Better Guide to minimizing waste in laboratories pdf
Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories for students (ACS, 7th edition) pdf
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards September 2005
Lab Safety Supply's EZFacts on a variety of safety topics
Information on chemical labeling pdf
Best Glove has a website to help you choose the best gloves for the chemicals you are using. You can choose your chemicals from a drop-down list, by chemical class, or search using CAS number.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's fact sheets on various topics, including waste minimization, chemical waste, and chemical safety, among others.
The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet. Determine whether those chemicals you have stored next to each other are going to react poorly, before the explosion.
Shipping Biological Materials pdf The University of New Hampshire has put together a very complete guide to shipping to shipping biological materials, including pictures of proper shipping packages and the right stickers to use.
It's a good idea to reduce the amount of mercury used on campus (and at home!). The National Institutes of Health's Mercury Free Campaign has lots of good ideas and information for reducing the amount of mercury used. Don't be Mad as a Hatter!
Safety-Nets. UC-Davis has created white papers on an extensive list of topics. Got a question about a safety topic? It's probably covered here.
OSHA/EPA Chemical Database. Available database reports include: "Physical Properties," "Exposure Guidelines," "NIOSH Pocket Guide," and "Emergency Response Information," including the DOT Emergency Response Guide. In addition, an all-in-one report, "Full Report," is available.
SIRI MSDS Database --you can find the MSDS for pretty much anything here.
The MS-DeMystifier -- helps you understand your MSDS
Understanding the MSDS
Household Products -- for the stuff you may have at home or in your office
NDEQ (Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality)
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
[Occasionally the sites of the various titles move, so if the links for EPA or OSHA do not work, you can navigate from the CFR site)
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Environmental Virtual Campus "an overview of some common environmental regulatory issues facing many colleges and universities". There is a wealth of information on here -- this website is highly recommended.
CampusERC -- The Campus Environmental Resource Center makes it easier to learn more about applicable environmental regulations and ensure a safe and sustainable environment for their students, faculty and staff. Viewers can find out what types of campus activities are regulated by EPA, see how best to comply with environmental regulations, query federal enforcement and compliance data, learn how to apply for federal grants, and e-mail comments to EPA on regulations under development.
Healthcare Environmental Resource Center (HERC) -- Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Information for the Healthcare Industry
Practice Greenhealth -- Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) is creating a national movement for environmental sustainability in health care.
EPA's Guidance on epinephrine.
Lab Safety Supply Pretty much anything you need, safety-wise
New Pig -- absorbents, spill clean-up, etc.
Fisher Scientific -- contact Purchasing for our account # for discounts on items. THey also offer free shipping when you order, so keep that in mind when shopping for chemicals and supplies.
CSHEMA (The Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association)
Safety Photo of the Week Usually someone doing something really stupid
osh.net Safety Humor
Online Conversions -- convert just about any units to any other units.
Creighton's Energy Awareness Committee -- Energy Siesta, Enviro-Lawn, and more!
Confused about proper disposal of hazardous wastes at home? Check out Omaha's new special wastes facility at UnderTheSink.org. This facility allows you to bring your Household Hazardous Waste (including mercury thermometers, pesticides, paints, aerosol cans, etc.) for free.