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Chemical Safety

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Chemical Segregation & Storage Chart

Chemical Waste Pickup Form This is for online filing of Chemical Waste. Fill out each applicable section by directly typing into the form fields and click the "Submit" button on bottom of form when complete. To clear the form, mouse over the "Reset" icon in the lower right corner.

Handling Chemical Spills
How to handle a chemical spill

Handling Mercury Spills
What to do if you have a mercury spill

Information on Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Mercury

Hazardous Waste Management Guidelines
Requirements, definitions, and general recommendations for the management of hazardous chemical waste.

Health and Safety Manual

Ethidium Bromide Disposal
Requirements and general recommendations for the destruction, decontamination, and disposal of ethidium bromide.

Management of Osmium Tetroxide in the Laboratory
This policy applies to all laboratories using osmium tetroxide at Columbia University Health Sciences.

Managing Peroxide Forming Chemicals in New York City
How to safely manage peroxide forming chemicals in New York City.

Protocol for Work with Known or Suspected Carcinogens or Mutagens

Chemical Safety Links
Find links here dealing with SDS's, personal protective equipment, and chemical safety

Training Schedule
Schedule of trainings and orientations provided by EH&S

EPA U,P and D Lists
View the EPA's lists of hazardous chemicals here

Right-to-Know Information
Read all about the reporting requirements associated with the Community Right-to-Know laws. This pertains to ALL laboratories at CUMC.

Human Resources
Columbia University Human Resource Department