Chemical Safety Information

Safety Guidelines

RAMP safety Guidelines

American Chemical Society web page outlines the concept of RAMP (Recognize, Assess, Minimize, Prepare). This is a mnemonic device used to help professionals, and students alike to remember key safety principles. This is a helpful framework to enable environment awareness, optimizing safety.

Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories (PDF)

American Chemical Society resource, geared towards first and second year university students. This document serves as a guide for the best laboratory practices to ensure safety. It covers RAMP principles, lab protocols, chemical hazard information, lab techniques, and safety equipment & emergency responses.

Lab Hazards

Common Laboratory Hazards

American Chemical Society web page covers thirteen categories of substances commonly found in laboratory settings, with information on how they are potentially harmful. Each category contains a list of examples to be aware of.

Minimizing the Risk of Hazard

American Chemical Society web page discusses the best procedures for both teachers and students, in order to ensure chemical safety before, during and after and experiment.

Assessing Risks of Hazard

American Chemical Society web page outlines procedure for assessing hazardous risks before, during, and after an experiment. This page outlines protocol for emergency situations, as well.

Educational Safety Materials

Sample Safety Guidelines

American Chemical Society web page offers an example of student laboratory guidelines, along with an example safety contract.

Safety Data Sheets

American Chemical Society web page briefly breaks down how to read a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). This includes a listing of SDS section numbers and headings.

Safety Related Terms You Should Know

A listing of terms that every student and teacher should be aware of, regarding chemical safety.

Protective Precautions

Personal Protective Equipment Recommendations

Center for Disease Control and Prevention web page provides information on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This page also includes further resources related to PPE.

Preparing for Emergencies

American Chemical Society web page outlines protocol for emergency situations. This helps students and teachers be prepared in the case of an emergency.

Dow Lab Safety Academy

Dow Lab Safety Academy

Dow has developed a digital learning academy that utilizes Dow’s industrial safety culture and lab safety practices. The module topics include orientation and training, specialized topics, evaluation of lab hazards, and building a sustainable safety culture.