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Laboratory Safety

The goal of the laboratory safety program at Hampshire 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 in the Cole Science Center Laboratory Safety Manual. Many departments and faculty members establish additional, or more specific, safety requirements for their laboratories. The safety manual 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.

Cole Science Center Laboratory Safety Manual

Other Documents

Hazardous Waste Collection Poster
Formaldehyde Fact Sheet
Chemical Compatibility
Chemical Donations


Incident Report Form
Notification of Particularly Hazardous Substance Form
Hazardous Waste Determination
Laser Registration Form
Authorized Laser User Certification

Tools and Links

ACS Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories for Faculty
Ansell Chemical Resistance Guide
Global Harmonization System Chemical Labeling

Glove Chemical Resistance Best Manufacturing Company
Latex Allergy OSHA
Material Safety Data Sheets
Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards CDC
Shipment of Biological Materials UNH


Contact Us

Environmental Health and Safety
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.538.3031

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