Safety in A&D Labs

There are a variety of hazards in laboratories. If your work takes you into laboratories, you contribute to creating and maintaining a safe work environment at Illinois.

Your Responsibilities

  • Be familiar with campus safety policies and campus programs to address potential hazards (see the Laboratory Safety Guide).
  • Report hazardous conditions to supervisors.
  • Actively follow all safety procedures.
  • Note hazard warning signs and understand what safety precautions are required.

(Source: The Division of Research Safety)

Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSDS)

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. The pictogram on the label is determined by the chemical hazard classification. View the OSHA Quick Card to learn more about the HCS pictograms.

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