Montana State University

Environmental Health and Safety Resources

Safety and Risk Management actively promotes a positive, responsible, and integrated safety culture throughout the University. Several resources will assist the University community to maintain this culture and environment.


Hazard Warning Signage SystemHazard Warning Signage Example

This System is to identify hazards that are present within a working environment. A Hazard sign will be posted on every entry-way door into the area of concern to notify visitors of entry requirements, PPE required, and emergency contact information. Each room supervisor shall request a sign if there are hazards present to staff or visitors. To complete the request, a current Chemical Inventory list with at minimum the CAS # for each chemical is required.
OSHA List of Known or Suspected Carcinogens - As referenced in the Hazard Warning Signage System.

Workplace Self-Inspection Checklist

Each department and workplace is encouraged to complete a workplace self-inspection annually to evaluate potential safety risks and hazards within their work spaces. The checklist is not comprehensive, as it is designed to cover a variety of different work environments; however it is a great place to start evaluating the potential hazards in the workplace.

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Each laboratory that has chemicals present is required to maintain and train employees on their Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP). The CHP outlines what practices are acceptable in the lab, as well as Standard Operating Procedures. To complete the hazard assessment section, you will need to have a current Chemical Inventory. The CHP shall be posted in a conspicuous location in the lab, accessible to the occupants and entrants, and all lab employees must be trained on the contents.

Chemical Inventory

Each work area that has chemicals present is required to maintain a current Chemical Inventory. That inventory will assist supervisors to complete the Chemical Hygiene Plan. All inventories shall be submitted to Safety and Risk Management annually. Submitting a complete Chemical Inventory with at minimum a CAS # for each chemical will allow for the NFPA placard to be placed on the Hazard Warning Sign.

MSU Compliance Hotline

Use this hotline for reports of Accountinting/Financial, Athletic, Discrimination/Harassment, Health/Safety, Human Resources, Information Security/Technology, and Research. CALL 911 for all emergencies.

Glove Selection

These websites assist workers and supervisors choose an appropriate glove to wear while handling certain chemicals and substances.

NFPA Allowable Flammable and Combustible Liquid Quantities

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) outlines maximum allowable quantities of flammable and combustible liquids in each building. Download the .PDF and view Table 10.1.1(a) for metric allowable quantities, and 10.1.1(b) for US allowable quantities. Table 10.1.2 shows maximum allowable container capacities.

OSHA Workplace First-Aid Program

This OSHA guide outlines risks, OSHA requirements, recommended first aid supplies, trainings, and more in relation to Workplace First Aid.

Regulatory Agency Workplace Inspection Procedures

If you are approached by a Regulatory Agency to perform any type of inspection, please follow these procedures.

Downloadable Training Roster

Blank training roster to record trainings, and to submit to SRM.