Chemical Safety

Research units are expected to adhere to established safety standards that are intended to address research risks. Chemical risks are present in most research laboratories. The challenge in maintaining a safe work environment is managed through establishing standards for how departments and researchers manage their use of chemicals, which is important at all levels of academic leadership and operations. EHS Chemical Safety personnel provide consultation to units on efficient ways to maintain safe workplaces to reduce accident/injury risks.

EHS Chemical Safety Contact Information

  • Rick ByrumChemical Hygiene Officer, Emergency Preparedness Specialist, 335-9379
    • Chemical Safety Program Manager
    • Chemical Spill Advice 
    • COI/DHS Chemical Inventory
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Lab Close-Out
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Labs
  • Rachelle JusticeSr. Chemical Safety Specialist, 353-4692
    • Chemical Inventory
    • Fume Hoods
  • Jeff MontgomeryChemical Safety Specialist, 335-7964
    • Emergency Response - Right to Know
    • FM Chemical Inventory
    • Tier II
  • John Silka,Chemical Safety Coordinator, 335-8031
    • Chemical Inventory
    • Fume Hoods
    • Safety Data Sheets

UI Safety, Health and Environmental Policy

FAQ from 2014 Chemical Survey