Chem 701 - Introduction to Laboratory Safety

Health and safety resources

Chemistry Safety Resources

This guide contains information about chemical and laboratory safety, chemical safety accidents investigation information, presentation resources, links to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and current chemical accidents in the news.

Ethics Safety Guides
Safety and Reference Databases Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Safety Books and more Chemical Accidents in the News
Science Library Science Librarian


Safety & Reference Databases

Print Books

Science Librarian

Safety Guides

UNC Dept. of Environment, Health and Safety


Biological, Chemical, Environmental, Fire & Emergency, Industrial Hygiene, Laboratory, Radiation, Occupational, Workplace


Laboratory Safety Manual (PDF)


This manual is a safety reference document for laboratory personnel at UNC-CH.This manual provides basic information about hazards that you may encounter in the laboratory and safety precautions to prevent laboratory accidents and minimize exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

SDS Sources to Start With:

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) contain information on chemicals and their properties, along with health, physical, and environmental hazards. Since they are provided by manufacturers, there is no centralized location for them so you may have to look in multiple places to find a specific chemical.

About the Science Libraries

The Kenan Science Library is on the ground floor of Venable Hall. The Science Library Annex is located behind Wilson library. See our library page for locations and hours.

Chemical Accidents in the News

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