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The Laboratory and Chemical Safety Program is here to ensure a safe work environment and protect the environment.   The primary elements of the program are registration of laboratory work (via BioRAFT), training, consultation, audit and emergency response.  Most importantly, we are here to help you.

* NEW - Updated Chemical Hygiene Plan

This is the primary policy on the use of hazardous chemicals in research labs at Dartmouth.

Chemical Inventory Task Force Established

In February 2015 the Chemical inventory Task force was formed at the request of Vice Provost for Research Martin Wybourne.  A group of 11 faculty and staff are meeting to explore the future in chemical management at Dartmouth.  If you are interested in our progress contact Michael Cimis 646-0235.

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Need help with laboratory safety?

Request a consultation (i.e. toxicology review, work practice assessment, protective equipment, containment or engineering controls, lab group review)

Request hazardous or radioactive waste collection

Request a fume hood or laboratory ventilation review

Review a near miss or accident for prevention suggestions

Report a injury

 

What types of risks can we help with?

Chemical - flammable liquids/gasses/solids, toxics, reactive or corrosive materials

Physical - high heat, temperature, pressure, cryogens, vacuum devices

Process/Human - controls, risk assessment, failure analysis, root cause analysis and mistake-proofing

 

The Laboratory Safety Advisory Committee LSAC

The Dartmouth College Laboratory Safety Advisory Committee (LSAC) sets policy, provides oversight and reviews high risk chemical and physical hazard work in our academic areas.  The committee is made up of administrators and faculty around the college with experience in the sciences.  The committee bylaws can be found here. 

 

CONTACT:

For more information please contact

Michael Cimis, CIH

Senior Associate Director

Environmental Health and Safety

603-646-0235

 

Chemical Safety - Important Links

 

Additional links - Toxicology info and MSDS collections on the web

Last Updated: 3/9/15