Working with Hydrofluoric acid

If you work with Hydrofluoric acid (HF) you should know the first aid steps if you are exposed, use Calcium gluconate gel. Your lab should also have access to Calcium gluconate 2.5% gel.  Researchers can also order a Calcium gluconate wash fluid from the manufacturer Calgonate or a distributor.  Please contact the Department of Chemistry and/or EH&S if you have further questions. http://www.ehs.pitt.edu/assets/docs/hydrofluoric-acid.pdf -- A follow-up medical evaluation is required after ex...
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Personal Protective Equipment for Eyes

Safety Glasses are Required in all Department of Chemistry Laboratories and Chemical Storage Areas.  EH&S Guideline# 03-001  Eye protection should be worn... when in any lab especially,  when working with Chemicals, Glassware, Heat, or Flying Particles. Require the Use of Appropriate Eye Protection -- Executive Summary Word Doc. Proper Eye Protection -- Executive Summary Word Doc. Safety Glasses or Goggles Impact resistant safety glasses and chemical splash safety goggles provide dif...
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Safety Culture

Safety Culture -- 2012 to 2019 University Library System -- University of Pittsburgh Lib Guide - Chemical Safety - Oakland Campus American Chemical Society (ACS) ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety CH&S The University of Pittsburgh Departments of Chemistry and Environmental Health and Safety was presented with the SafetyStratus College and University Award  http://dchas.org/2019/09/03/2019-chas-awards-symposium/ Jay M. Frerotte    Director, Environmental Health and Safety K...
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Chemical Waste Information (Labeling)

          Chemical Waste Labeling Slide     Things to keep in mind when Labeling waste: Use full common chemical -- write Water, NOT H2O. Combine compatible chemicals inside a waste container, be sure the chemicals are compatible with the container -- Acids and Bases are both corrosive to metal cans. Keep the lid of your waste container closed. Evaluate your waste containers regularly -- take the container to the waste room before ...
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Electronics Disposal Procedure

Electronics Trash [DISPOSE of these items in the E-trash] E-trash: All unwanted electronic equipment can be placed in the large gray bin located on the second floor of Chevron behind the loading dock garage door. http://www.ehs.pitt.edu/assets/docs/ElectronicsRecycling-3Dletter.pdf Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive  
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[TBA] Battery Disposal

Option 1.) Used batteries can be placed in the identified recycling battery box in Chevron 234 near the door by Mary Beth’s desk. Please tape up the ends of the batteries, cover the terminals so the batteries cannot connect, heat up, and catch on fire. Option 2.) Place the batteries in a box and apply a completely filled out a chemical waste label to the box. Place the box in the 255 Chevron waste room.
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