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Safety and Risk Management

Montana State University
P.O. Box 170510
Bozeman, MT 59717-0510

Tel: (406) 994-2711
Fax: (406) 994-7040

Physical Address:
1160 Research Drive
Bozeman, MT 59718

Patrick Ryan

Hazardous Materials Manager
(406) 994-7803
patrick.ryan6@montana.edu

Chemical Safety

Safety and Risk Management provides hazardous waste disposal services for the university, state and federal agencies located on campus. SRM provides information/assistance for compliance with other state and federal environmental or chemical use regulations. SRM also provides laboratory inspection guidelines, chemical hygiene plans, and laboratory safety training.

Chemical and Hazardous Waste Pickup Request Form

Click here to dispose of chemical waste, hazardous materials, excess and undesired chemicals, batteries, biological waste, sharps, and radioactive waste Here. This is also the location to request secondary containment, replacement sharps and broken glass containers.

Disposal Guidelines

How to safely Accumulate and Store Chemical Waste

Guide for Drain Disposal of Laboratory Chemicals

OSHA Lab Safety Guidelines

Chemical Inventory Template

Click here to download a copy of the Chemical Inventory Template. All areas that store chemicals are required to maintain a Chemical Inventory. This template is pre-populated with over 10,000 chemicals that is searchable by CAS # or chemical name. Use this Template in conjunction with the Hazard Warning Signage Request to request a University approved Hazard Warning Sign for your lab or work space.

Hazard Warning Signage Request

Hazard Warning Signage Example Click here to download a copy of the Hazard Warning Signage Reqeust. All areas that have hazards need to have appropriate signage notifying potential entrants of entry requirements, emergency contact information, and an NFPA placard for emergency responders. Use this Request in conjunction with the Chemical Inventory Template to request a University approved Hazard Warning Sign for your lab or work space.

Laboratory Self-Inspection Checklist

Click here to download a self-inspection checklist for laboratories. Use this in conjunction with the General Self-Inspection Checklist which is applicable to all spaces on campus. These checklists will help you maintain a safe space for you, your employees, building occupants, visitors, and the University as a whole.

General Self-Inspection Checklist

Click here to download a General Self-Inspection Checklist. Use this in conjunction with the Laboratory Self-Inspection Checklist which is applicable to lab specific spaces. These checklists will help you maintain a safe space for you, your employees, building occupants, visitors, and the University as a whole.

OSHA List of Known or Suspected Carcinogens

Chemical Hygiene Plan Template

Click here to download a copy of a Chemical Hygiene Plan Template. Each work area must have a Chemical Hygiene Plan complete, posted, and have employees trained on its contents.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS, MSDS)

Safety Data Sheet Binder Click here to access links to download SDSs. As required by OSHA, Employers shall provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new chemical hazard the employees have not previously been trained about is introduced into their work area. Information and training may be designed to cover categories of hazards (e.g., flammability, carcinogenicity) or specific chemicals. Chemical-specific information must always be available through labels and safety data sheets.

Chemical Labeling Requirements

Example Chemical Label Click here to see a quick card of OSHA's requirements for labeling chemicals. All individuals that work with chemicals also need to have taken a Hazard Communication course post February 1, 2013.

Ethidium Bromide

EPA P and U Waste Codes

Youth in Laboratories Guidelines

Glove Selection Tool

Glove Selection Tool Click here to access several links to applications that assist you in determining which gloves are appropriate with particular chemicals. Not all gloves are made the same, and they do not interact well with all chemicals. Be safe, check it out!