Reusing Waste Bottles


A recent incident at the University of Rochester on October 18, 2014, reminds us about the concerns of reusing chemical waste bottles.  When reusing chemical waste bottles please make sure that the container and the material being stored in the

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TechAlert! Test Scheduled


Texas Tech University will test its TechAlert! Emergency Communications System at 10:50 a.m. Nov. 6. All faculty, staff and students should update cell phone, home phone or text message information at The system is used to alert the university

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Be Prepared for Emergencies

We wrap up Safety@TTU month with a look at emergency preparedness resources for you and your family. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to sign up for TechAlert, the university’s emergency alert notification system. TechAlert! provides notifications about emergency

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Dow Lab Safety Academy Offers Resources

Today Safety@TTU looks at another external source of safety training and information. The Dow Lab Safety Academy offers dozens of informational videos on subjects ranging from office and laboratory ergonomics to PPE basics to how to sustain a culture of

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Resources for Hazard Analysis

As we continue looking at hazards in our laboratories, there is another tool that can help. The American Chemical Society’s Committee on Chemical Safety has developed a guide for identifying and evaluating hazards, and managing the risks associated with these

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Hazard Communication Labels and Pictograms Changing

The United States has adopted the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) that will standardize classification and labeling of chemical and other hazards. The pictograms and hazards are similar to those that have traditionally been used in the U.S., but

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Safety Training: the Foundation of a Safety Culture

In our last blog post we looked at who should take the Chemical Hygiene Plan online assessment. Today’s blog post looks at the wide variety of safety training courses available to you. Training is available both online and in face-to-face

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