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Department Safety Coordinator
Paul Bower
Office:  WTHR 173
(765) 494-5472

MASKS are OPTIONAL in all Indoor Lecture Rooms, Instructional Spaces & Labs.

MASKS are OPTIONAL in all other general indoor spaces.

Research Labs may set their own Mask Mandates for those working in the labs.


What's NEW on our Safety Mission?

^<--  Self-Audits 2022 Items are on "Safety Committee" Page

Chemical Archive - Thousands of Available Chemicals (October 2022 update)

     --> SOP for Getting Chemicals from the Chemical Archive

 SEE the Huge Chemical Archive List

New SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures)

Graduate Student Safety Committee Duties (Word)

New 2023 Weekly Eyewash Station Testing (WEST) "Printable Form" now available


General Safety Rules, plus legal requirements for storage, handling, and waste procedures for:

  • Chemicals, Chemical Hygeine Plan (CHP), HazCom, Waste accumulation and disposal
  • Biologicals, Biosafety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Bio-waste procedures
  • Radioisotopes, purchasing and waste disposal, also ionizing radiation producing devices, Xrays, lasers, magnets..

INJURIES! Where Do I Go??

Information on Injuries (CHM = Department 1393)

Chemistry Department Guide for Medical Emergencies: includes MAP (PDF)

Report an Injury

Information and safety policies regarding:

Dates to Remember

  • Safety Training Renewals: May 15- June 30
  • CFATS Chemicals Reporting - due early-July
  • REM Safety Inspection of Department - August
  • Self-Audits: around February

The Scientific Method

  • Theory - Defining the Scope of Research
  • Prediction - Identifying and Evaluating All Hazards
  • Experiment - Performing the Work Safely using the Defined Controls 
  • Observation - Identifying Lessons to be Learned