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Chemical Safety

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About Chemical Safety

Additional Resources

Chemical Fume Hood Testing

Chemical Hygiene Plan PDF

Chemical Safety Guide PDF

Safety Data Sheets

Spill in Laboratory

About Chemical Safety

As an NIH employee, you should be familiar with the NIH Chemical Safety Guide Download Adobe Readerand the  NIH Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) Download Adobe Reader. The CHP provides basic information regarding how employees must work with, store, and dispose of chemicals at the NIH. You should also be able to read Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and have access to the SDS for any chemical that you work with. OSHA also provides guidance on many chemicals at the following website: OSHA Occupational Chemical Database Exit arrow.  


The following list are general classes of chemicals and some helpful information: 



Compressed Gases

Peroxide Forming Compounds




Highly Toxic Compounds

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Additional Resources

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