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Chemical & Laboratory Safety

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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 this page 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 or pdf). More detailed Chemical Safety and Hazardous (Chemical) Waste collection information can be found in UVA's Chemical Hygiene Plan (Word or 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