Hazardous Chemicals are used by nearly all of the research labs at the University of Virginia (UVA), as well as in many of the construction, maintenance and housekeeping operations performed on UVA grounds. On these pages you will find useful information regarding the policies and procedures that UVA has implemented to keep you and the environment safe from hazardous chemical exposure.

Basic Chemical Safety and Hazardous (Chemical) Waste collection information can be found in UVA's Hazard Communication ("Right-to-Know") document word | pdf.

More detailed Chemical Safety and Hazardous (Chemical) Waste collection information can be found in UVA's Chemical Hygiene Plan word | pdf.

By making available, to all faculty, staff and students, the Hazard Communication ("Right-to-Know") and Chemical Hygiene Plan documents it is the goal of the University to communicate the potential hazards which are present when handling hazardous chemicals and to describe the proper methods of collecting Hazardous (Chemical) Waste, thus reducing the number of chemically related occupational illnesses and injuries, and protecting the environment

UVA Policies applicable to Chemical & Laboratory Safety:

ID: SEC-003 - Chemical Safety and Waste Training

ID: SEC-004 - Disposal of Regulated (Hazardous) Materials

ID: SEC-005 - Hazardous (Chemical) Waste Collection and Disposal

ID: SEC-022 - Personal Protective Equipment

ID: VPRS-001 - Prohibition of Food and Drink in Research Laboratories

Safety Data Sheets
EHS and UVA Health System are in partnership to provide the UVA community with access to a searchable web-based SDS library. Each department, laboratory, or unit is responsible for ensuring up-to-date SDSs are available for the hazardous chemicals used in their workspace.

Task Force on Laboratory Safety (APLU)
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has formed the Task Force on Laboratory Safety to provide research universities with recommendations and guidance on the most appropriate strategies to enhance a culture of laboratory safety.

Clarissa Lynch
UVA Chemical Safety Officer
 
 
 
cl9ev@virginia.edu, 434-982-4311
Jim Reese
Chemical Safety Consultant
 
 
 
jgr2y@virginia.edu, 434-982-4907
Michelle Whitlock
Occupational Safety Specialist
 
 
 
maw4u@virginia.edu, 434-982-4836
Adam Peters
Hazardous Materials Program Manager
 
 
 
app5a@virginia.edu, 434-982-4908
Derek Snapp
Hazardous Waste Tech. Supervisor
 
 
 
dcs7e@virginia.edu, 434-243-5557
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Dwight Smith
Biosafety Cabinet Certifier
Hazardous Waste Tech.
 
 
dss2j@virginia.edu, 434-982-4894
Hunter Yancey
Hazardous Waste Tech.
 
 
 
hby2j@virginia.edu, 434-243-7673
Ian Grimm
Hazardous Waste Tech.
 
 
 
iag9n@virginia.edu, 434-982-4919
Donald Eubanks
Hazardous Waste Tech.
 
 
 
wde5k@virginia.edu, 434-982-4919
 
 
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