We've collected links on a variety of health and safety topics.  Please explore these informative websites.


Prudent Practices in the Laboratory(National Academy Press, 2011)

Biosafety in the Laboratory(National Academy Press, 1989)

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories(CDC, 5th Edition) pdf

Less is Better Guide to minimizing waste in laboratories (ACS, 2002) pdf

Environmental Management Guide for Small Laboratories (EPA, 2000)

Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories for students(ACS, 7th edition) pdf

Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories for faculty(ACS, 7th edition) pdf

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards September 2005

Safety Information:

Best Glovehas a website to help you choose the appropriate gloves based on application, hazard, or chemicals.   

Chemical Reactivity Worksheet - Downloadable program developed by the EPA and NOAA in collaboration with CCPS to help determine material compatibility and reactivity.  This is a very helpful tool for proper chemical segregation and storage.

OSHA/EPA Chemical Database- Available database reports include: "Physical Properties," "Exposure Guidelines," "NIOSH Pocket Guide," and "Emergency Response Information," including the DOT Emergency Response Guide. In addition, an all-in-one report, "Full Report," is available.

MSDS Resources:

SIRI MSDS Database- you can find the MSDS for pretty much anything here.

Safety Information for Household Products – Features information for materials you may have at home or in the office. 

Specific manufacturers
Fisher Scientific
J.T. Baker
TechAir (Compressed gas cylinders)
Bio-Rad(Type the product number and "MSDS" into the search field)


EPA(40CFR) - We're in Region 2(NY, NJ, PR, USVI, and 8 Tribal Nations)

NYS DEC(New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

NYC DEP(New York City Department of Environmental Protection)

NYC DOHMH(New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)  

FDNY - Fire Prevention  (New York City Fire Department's Bureau of Fire Prevention)  

OSHA(29CFR 1910)

NIOSH(Center for Disease Control and Prevention: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Safety Shopping:

Lab Safety Supply- Pretty much anything you need, safety-wise

New Pig- Absorbents, spill clean-up, etc.

Safety Organizations:

ASSE(American Society of Safety Engineers)

CSHEMA(The Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association)

SEHSA(SHESHA Environmental Health and Safety Association of NY)