The most important responsibilities of every member of the science community is to conduct research responsibly and safely. Safety should be the cornerstone on which research protocols and researcher behavior is built. Each person, student, faculty, or staff member is responsible for anticipating how their research can be conducted in a way that protects their own health and the safety of others. The safety training we provide at the start of each academic year is intended to educate and reinforce our commitment to thoughtful and safe research conduct.
Severance Hall and Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Sciences
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Building Policies Severance Hall and Williams Hall
Laboratory Safety Training is now tracked through Moodle
- Attend Safety Training I (required in-person) to gain access to training information, or contact Courtney McCusker.
- Mandatory attendance for students, faculty, and staff working in Severance Hall or Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Sciences.
- Dates, times, and locations may be found on the Department of Chemistry’s Seminars and Events Inside Chemistry page.
- On the job training – a guide for students and advisors
- Incident Response Protocol
- Unattended Experiment Form
- Out of Lab Form
- Spill Response Plan
Working with Chemicals
Lab Citizenship and Responsibilities for Students
Other Safety Information and Resources
- American Chemical Society’s Safety in Chemical Laboratories 8th Edition (.pdf)
- American Chemical Society Center for Lab Safety
- Emergency Response Guide (The College of Wooster) (.pdf)
- Chemical Hygiene Plan (The College of Wooster)
- WebWISER (Known Hazardous Substance Search)
- Chemical Compatibility
- Chemical Hazard Data, Safety and Health Glossary
- Environmental Protective Agency (EPA)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Ohio Department of Health
- Wayne County Health Department