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Research Safety at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

In emergency, dial 911 from any land line phone on campus.

For all lab accidents, notify the Department Chairman and members of the Departmental Safety Committee immediately.  Departmental Safety Committee: Evert Duin (Chair), Brad Merner, Wei Zhan, and Joyce Hung (DIRL).

Contact the Auburn Department of Risk Management and Safety (RMS) regarding any questions. For more information, see  The RMS official responsible for oversight over laboratory safety is Heath Hardison.

Risk Management has a Laboratory Safety Manual, which establishes general safety rules.  Rules for disposal of hazardous waste are also described in this manual.  A full description is given in the Chemical Waste Management Guide, and for general information see the Hazardous Waste Disposal document.

The NRC publication "Prudent Practices in the Laboratory" is also an excellent resource.

Safety Training:  Laboratory keys can only be issued to those who have attended the Lab Safety Training Seminar (or online) and read the departmental web pages on safety. To start the training process, follow these links:
1) Safety Training Documentation Form
2) Departmental safety rules and recommendations
3) Online Safety Training (through RMS)

Last Updated: 11/05/2018