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


NOTE:  MASKS are REQUIRED to be WORN before you Enter Any Chemistry Building !!  No Exceptions !     .... Please Consider Others....
 SELF-AUDITS 2020 List is HERE -->  Self-Audits 2020
What's NEW on our Safety Mission?    

Chemical Archive - Thousands of Available Chemicals --> See Chemical Archive List

New SOP --> What to Do IF the Building Loses Power    Power Outage.pdf

New SOP --> After Hours Guideline   AfterHoursGuidelines_2020.pdf

New 2020 Weekly Eyewash Station Testing (WEST) checklist now available à  Eyewash Checklog (WEST)

Graduate Student Safety Committee Duties  -->  Read This for Info!


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? Click HERE for Information on Injuries.

Here is our Chemistry Department Guide for Medical Emergencies (includes MAP!): Medical Emergencies


Information and safety policies regarding:

Dates to Remember

  • Safety Training Renewals: May 15- June 15
  • CFATS Chemicals Reporting - due early-May
  • REM Safety Inspection of Department - June
  • Self-Audits: October 1- October 22

The Scientific Method

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

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