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

Environmental Management Guide for Small Laboratories

Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories for students (ACS, 8th edition) pdf

Guidelines for Chemical Laboratory Safety in Academic Institutions

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards September 2005


SDS Resources

SIRI MSDS Database --you can find the MSDS for pretty much anything here.
The MS-DeMystifier -- helps you understand your MSDS
Household Products -- for the stuff you may have at home or in your office

Specific manufacturers
Fisher Scientific
Bio-Rad (Type the product number and "MSDS" into the search field)


EPA  (40CFR) We're in Region 7, based in Kansas City

NDEQ (Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality)

OSHA (29CFR 1910)

NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Environmental links

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.

Environmental Issues in Healthcare

Healthcare Environmental Resource Center (HERC) -- Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Information for the Healthcare Industry

HERC Pharmaceuticals waste

Safety Organizations

National Safety Council Greater Omaha Chapter

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

CSHEMA (The Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association)


Visitor test