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.

Presentation Resources                                          Safety Guides

Safety Databases                                                   Safety and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) 

Safety Books and more                                           Chemical Accidents in the News

Science Library                                                       Science Librarian

Presentation Resources

  • Chemical Safety Hazard Investigation Board - Investigations
  • The Safety Zone | CENtral Science Blog    The Safety Zone covers chemical safety issues in academic and industrial research labs and in manufacturing. It is intended to be a forum for exchange and discussion of lab and plant safety and accident information

Safety & Reference Databases

Science Librarian

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Safety Guides

UNC Dept. of Environment, Health and Safety


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

Safety and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

MSDS Sources to Start With

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) contain information on chemicals and their properties along with health, physical, and environmental hazards. As they are provided by manufacturers, there is no centralized location so you may have to look in multiple places.

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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