Chemical Safety

Hazardous Chemicals

Hazardous and toxic chemicals have been featured in news reports lately. In one case, a veteran chemistry teacher experienced an explosion during a demonstration in the laboratory. Another case, which was the result of a prank, sent several students to the hospital from exposure to an unknown chemical.

Chemical Safety Committee Will Meet On September 4, 2013

The next Chemical Safety Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2013, from 2pm to 3:30pm in Rudman Hall G79.  The Committee webpage can be viewed at

UCLA Creates Center for Research Laboratory Safety

The UC Center for Laboratory Safety has been created to improve the practice of research laboratory safety through the performance of scientific research and implementation of best safety practices in the laboratory. Recently scheduled workshops emphasize issues related to chemical hazards, and will provide a forum for lab safety professionals and researchers to discuss challenges with research lab safety and brainstorm solutions for creating safe working environments.

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