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Chemical Hygiene & Laboratory Safety Links


Environmental Health & Safety Department
Phone: 740-593-1666

Safety Data Sheets


American Chemical Society

Overnight Reaction Form

Emergency Contact Information:

Athens Fire & Police Departments/Ambulance — 911
OU Police Department (24 hours) — (740) 593-1911
OU Risk Management & Safety — (740) 593-1666
O’Bleness Hospital — (740) 593-5551
O.U. Campus Care, Hudson Health Center — (740) 593-1660
Poison Control Center (Ohio) — 1-800-222-1222
Radiation Safety Office — (740) 597-2950
Facilities Management — (740) 593-2911

Injury/Incident Reports:

Reports have to be submitted within 24 hours to Risk Management & Safety, the departmental office, and the chemical hygiene officer. The forms that should be used when preparing the report can be found at the following websites:

a) Incident report for employees

b) Incident report for Non-employees (e.g. students in laboratory classes)

Ohio EPA


Ohio Hazardous Waste Disposal Regulations


Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Toxic and Hazardous Substances

Campus Safety, Health & Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA)

The Laboratory Safety Institute

Contact Information:

Dr. Klaus Himmeldirk

Departmental Social Media

College of Arts & Sciences