Technical Topics - Chemical Safety-MSDS

Acutely Toxic/High Acute Toxicity
Compatiblity Tables
Control Banding
Controlled Sunces
Cresylic Acid
Explosive Chemicals
Gases, Compressed
Gases, Toxic
Glossary of Terms used in Material Safety Data Sheets
Hydrofluoric Acid
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries (LCSS)
  • Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries, The LCSSs are listed in Appendix B of Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Disposal of Chemicals, National Academy of Sciences, 1995. (This publication is being revised and it is likely that some of the LCSSs will also be revised. )

    The LCSSs provide concise critical discussions of the toxicity, flammability, reactivity, and explosibility of 88 chemicals commonly used in scientific research laboratories. Directions for handling, storage, and disposal and special instructions for first aid and emergency response are given. Since many of these 88 chemicals are representative of a class of potentially hazardous compounds, the LCSSs can also be used as guides to handling many other compounds with related chemical structures. Unlike most Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), the LCSSs are designed especially for laboratory workers. Links to the LCSSs are provided by UMDNJ.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Other Chemical Safety  information
Medical Surveillance
Mercury & Organic Mercury Compounds
Methylene Chloride
NFPA Designation
Osmium Tetroxide
Perchloric Acid
Permissible Exposure Limits
Photographic Processing Hazards
Piranha (sulfurnic acid/hydrogen peroxide)
Potent Compunds/Pharmaceuticals
Program Content Examples  
Reactive Chemicals
  • Chemical Reactivity Workshseet, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Response and Restoration. The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW) is a free program you can use to find out about the reactivity of substances or mixtures of substances (reactivity is the tendency of substances to undergo chemical change).  It includes a database of reactivity information for more than 5,000 common hazardous chemicals; a way to virtually "mix" chemicalsand to find out what dangers could arise from accidental mixing. The database includes information about the intrinsic hazards of each chemical and about whether a chemical reacts with air, water, or other materials. It also includes case histories on specific chemical incidents, with references
  • Chemical Reactivity Hazards, US DOL, OSHA, Safety and Health Topics
  • Learning from reactive chemistry incidents, J. Kent Carpenter, Dennis C. Hendershot and Steven J. Watts, Chemical Health and Safety, Volume 11, Issue 4 , July-August 2004, Pages 10-16
Reproductive Hazards
Shipping Hazardous Materials
Storage of Chemicals
Training:  Chemical Safety/Hazard Communication