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Chem 701 - Introduction to Laboratory Safety: Chem 701 - Introduction to Lab Safety

Health and safety resources

Chemistry Safety Resources

This guide contains links to chemical database, 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.

Safety & Reference Databases

Chemistry Databases

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Safety Books and More

More Guides

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.


Other Guides

Chemistry - This guide is a resource for students and researchers studying chemistry.

Science Resources 101 - This guide lists resources that will be helpful for introductory or background research in the sciences.

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Kenan Science Library

About the Kenan Science Library

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

Safety and Material Safety Data Sheets

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. Begin with the sources listed:

The Safety Net

  • The Safety Net
    The Safety Net is a website about safe chemistry lab practices created by professors at UNC-Chapel Hill and UMTC which gathers and shares lab resources including SOPs, signs and checklists, and physical properties databases.