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The Safety Zone | CENtral Science Blog
C&EN science writer Jyllian Kemsley and safety consultant Russ Phifer cover chemical safety issues in academic and industrial research labs and in manufacturing in The Safety Zone.
- Piranha solution explosions
- A radiation dosimeter to go on your hands
- Lawsuits detail injuries from rainbow demonstration fire in New York school
- Something to do in lab today
- Another biosafety lapse at CDC
- “‘Oops’ is never good occupational health policy”
- Organic Process Research & Development safety issue
- Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, November-December issue
- Solvent stills and fire repercussions
- Gloves for handling pyrophoric reagents
Journal of Chemical Health and Safety
The Journal of Chemical Health and Safety focuses on news, information, and ideas relating to issues and advances in chemical health and safety. Official Publication of the ACS Committee on Chemical Health and Safety
- The greatest common factor
- Case study – Incident investigation Laboratory explosion
- Demonstrating the importance of cleanliness and safety in an undergraduate teaching laboratory
- Guide for Authors
- Assessment of chemical management practices and safety in junior secondary school laboratories in Gaborone
- Presenting of failure probability assessment pattern by FTA in Fuzzy logic (case study: Distillation tower unit of oil refinery process)
- 4-Methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM)
- UPCOMING EVENTS
- More on methanol – Getting to the target audience
- Protective equipment for small-scale laboratory explosive hazards. Part 1: Clothing for hand and body protection
American Glovebox Society books at SU
Undergrad lab safety
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
For Chemistry 132 Students
Safe lab practices
Bio, nano, lasers safety
For Stanford information, please see: Stanford EH&S > BioSafety Program
For Stanford information, please see: Stanford University - General Principles and Practices for Working Safely with Engineered Nanomaterials
For Stanford information, please see: Stanford EH&S > Laser Safety Program
Safe chemical handling
Handling, Labelling, and Storing Chemicals
This page contains handbooks on hazardous substances. Please see "Find MSDS and Properties" page in this guide for databases containing property information. In addition, the "Find Reference and Books" page in this guide has links to the most popular chemistry handbooks.
Handbooks & Data
Encyclopedias and Major Reference Works
Guides to the Literature
Wastes & spills
Spill & Emergency Response
Find substance ID
Find MSDS & properties
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Find protocols & methods
Find reactions & articles
Safety Literature Databases
Find safety books
American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Center for Chemical Process Safety.
About using this guide
Use this guide to:
- Identify personal protective equipment and training needed before working in the laboratory.
- Read about best practices for safe operations in the lab.
- Consult materials about safe handling of chemicals.
- See resources for working safely with biological materials, nanoengineered materials, and lasers.
- Become knowledgeable about hazardous and reactive substances that you may use or that may be formed in reactions during your experiments.
- View resources on toxicology, waste management, and spills.
- Visit websites to learn more about safety-related organizations.
The "Find" sections at the end of this guide contain searchable databases for finding chemical health and safety information. Sections include:
- Find substance identification information are resources to help you locate a CAS Registry Number, a unique identifier for a substance. CAS RNs enable you to do a more precise and comprehensive search than may be possible if you are searching by chemical name.
- Find MSDS and chemical and physical properties for substances by searching databases.
- Find protocols are intended to help you find procedures, practices, and methods you can use in the laboratory.
- Find reactions and articles in databases to learn more about experimental conditions and what reactions have been reported in the literature for substances you are working with in the lab.
Related subject guides include "major reference works" if you need background information about topics such as a working with a class of compounds or a particular functional group.
Reagent - Triphosgene
Find Chemical Substance Identification Information
Find MSDS and Physical Properties
- Lab Safety Demo - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Web Information Service.
- Lab Safety Demo - Combined Chemical Dictionary
- Lab Safety Demo - Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
- Lab Safety Demo - Reaxys
Find References and Reactions
- Lab Safety Demo - SciFinder : Substance and References (Part 1: Substance ID, Properties, and Literature References)
- Lab Safety Demo - SciFinder : Reactions (Part 2: Triphosgene as Reagent in Reaction Searches)
- Lab Safety Demo - SciFinder : Reactions - Product (Part 3: Reaction search for a product that may include Triphosgene as a reactant or reagent)
Please note: until permission is granted from information providers, access to "Lab Safety Demo" searches are limited to Stanford users.