The goal of the Laboratory Safety program at Mount Holyoke is to create and maintain a safe and healthful teaching and research environment, teach safe practices, and promote safety awareness. To accomplish this goal, the College requires that students, staff, faculty and visitors adhere to the safety policies and procedures established by the Science Safety Handbook. Many departments and faculty members establish additional, or more specific, safety requirements for their laboratories. The Safety Handbook addresses chemical safety, biological safety, radiation safety, use of machine tools, and requirements for waste disposal. It also establishes administrative procedures for training, exposure monitoring and medical evaluation.
Tools and Links
ACS Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories for Faculty
ACS Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories for Students
Ansell Chemical Resistance Guide
Global Harmonization System Chemical Labeling
Latex Allergy [OSHA]