Radiological & Environmental Management Division of Environmental Health and Public Safety

Chemicals

chemical abbreviations and formulae
Chemical Abbreviations and Formulae
List of common chemicals found in the lab and their abbreviations.
Contact: Industrial Hygiene
clickable link to the chemical facility anti-terrorism standards page
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
REM is assisting the academic community in complying with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) that were released in 2007. This rule requires an assessment and possibly an increase of security at chemical facilities.
Contact: Eric Johnson
clickable link to flammable and combustible liquids
Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Covers the storage requirements for flammable and combustible liquids.
Contact: Industrial Hygiene

hydrofluoric acid and hydrogen fluoride
Hydrofluoric Acid and Hydrogen Fluoride
Information covering health effects, pre-use procedures, first aid, personal protective equipment (PPE), work practices, disposal and storage.
Contact: Industrial Hygiene

mercury drop
Mercury
Covers the Mercury Reduction Policy authored by the Chemical Management Committee (CMC).
Contact: ??

pyrophoric materials
Pyrophoric Materials
Information on hazard control, personal protective equipment (PPE), designated areas, procedures, storage, disposal and emergency procedures.
Contact: Industrial Hygiene

teratogens
Teratogens
List of substances reported as having teratogenic properties.  A teratogen is a drug or other substance capable of interfering with the development of an embryo fetus that may lead to birth defects or developmental malformations.  
Contact: Industrial Hygiene

time sensitive chemicals
Time-Sensitive Chemicals
Covers general guidelines and testing of peroxide forming solvents.  Also covers time-sensitive compressed gas cylinders.
Contact: Industrial Hygiene

unknown chemicals
Unknown Chemicals
Guide to identifying, removing and preventing unknown chemicals.   
Contact: Hazardous Materials Management

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