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The Safety Zone | CENtral Science Blog
The Safety Zone covers chemical safety issues in academic and industrial research labs and in manufacturing. It is intended to be a forum for exchange and discussion of lab and plant safety and accident information without the fanfare of a news article. Written primarily by C&EN senior editor Jyllian Kemsley, the blog also includes contributions from other C&EN staff writers as well as health and safety experts in academia, industry, and government.
- No matter how much you need to pee…
- Learn risk analysis at #ACSSanDiego
- Overheated nitrocellulose ignited to set off Tianjin explosion
- Culture of compliance versus culture of safety
- Safety training at ACS meetings in San Diego and Philadelphia
- CSB approves final report on West Fertilizer explosion
- Comparing safety culture in industry to academia
- Chinese university lab safety–not that different from the U.S.?
- Lessons from methanol flash fires
- Trimethylaluminum explosion at Dow facility in Massachusetts
Journal of Chemical Health and Safety
An official publication of the ACS Division of Chemical Health & Safety, the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety focuses on news, information, and ideas relating to issues and advances in chemical health and safety.
- Effects of work practices and upper body movements on the performance of a laboratory fume hood
- Competence and compassion
- Always the right time to do the right thing
- Improving lab coat selection, use, and care: Lessons learned from one university's comprehensive lab coat initiative
- The application of ductless hoods in laboratories: What everyone should know
- UPCOMING EVENTS
- Process safety: More to process safety than regulations
- Aluminum sulfate
Includes methods you can use for other types of searches in a resource.
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.
* Personal protection
American Glovebox Society books at SU
Protective clothing - more items on this topic
* Electrical safety
* Laser safety
For Stanford information, please see: Stanford EH&S > Laser Safety Program
* Lab design
Laboratories design and construction
Laboratories safety measures
Handling & storage
Handling, Labelling, and Storing Chemicals
* Standard procedures
Standard operating procedures
* Biological materials
For Stanford information, please see: Stanford EH&S > BioSafety Program
Biological laboratories -- safety measures
* Hazardous substances
Hazardous and toxic substances
More resources on harzardous substances
More resources on toxic substances
* Reactive substances
* Reagents & solvents
For Stanford information, please see: Stanford University - General Principles and Practices for Working Safely with Engineered Nanomaterials
* Waste management
* Spills & emergencies
Spill & Emergency Response
* Lessons learned
Undergrad lab safety
For Chemistry 132 Students
Find chem safety data
Find reactions & protocols
Find safety articles & books
Safety Literature Databases
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.