The University of Tampa Environmental Health and Safety
Chemical Handling and Hazardous Waste Policies and Procedures, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for Chemicals at UT
Standard Operating Procedures (aka SOPs) for Labs, Studios and Workshops and Helpful Resources Available on the Web
May, 2013, v2.0 ----
UT EHS Mission/Vision/Values
Please report any problems with this site by email to Dr. Kucera, UT Chemical Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator (CEHCS position description) at skucera@ut.edu

The Global Harmonized System GHS of Hazard Communication - UT Training Doc for faculty, staff and students

For everyone: Emergency Preparation/Response Information

Chemical Emergency Procedures - Quick Tips, v5.0 ---- Chemical Emergency Spill Plan ---- UT Chemical Hygiene Plan

SDS (formerly MSDS) Inventory for chemicals ----- Helpful Web Resources and Free Training Videos


For everyone: SOPs, Preventing Accidents and What to Do When an Accident Occurs

Lab, Studio and Workshop SOPs ---- Quick Tips for Accident Prevention, Response and Reporting for UT Students and Visitors

UT Standard Accident Reporting Form (.pdf) ---- UT Standard Accident Reporting Form (.doc)

Chemistry Department Lab Safety Rules (contact Dr. Kucera if you would like to develop rules that are customized for your area)


For everyone: Personal Protective Equipment (aka PPE)

Be sure you familiarize yourself on, and follow, SOP's for your area and Safety Data Sheets for ALL chemicals you utilize and/or direct others to use in your space.

OSHA Standards for PPE ----- Glove Compatibility Charts (to be sure the gloves you are wearing provide protection from the chemical being used, peruse this site)

IMPORTANT - IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ALWAYS DON THE PROPER PPE. PRIOR TO STARTING YOUR WORK, ASK THE PI IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT PPE YOU
SHOULD BE WEARING. ADDITIONALLY... UT advises you to select clothing made of cotton, not man-made materials, and wear non-porous shoes (e.g. made of leather)
when working with chemicals and/or when using active or potential ignition sources, in addition to the required PPE and procedures of the space in which you
are working. Inviduals working with chemicals have a responsibility to protect themselves and those around them by following established practices when using
chemicals. Wear appropriate garments when working with dangerous equipment. Always secure long hair, jewelry and other items you wear that could interfere
with your safe use of chemicals, ignition sources and/or dangerous equipment. Report violations you see in your space to the person who supervises the space.


For everyone: Chemicals, Your Health and Protecting the Environment

Chemicals and Pregnancy ---- Incompatible Chemical List ---- NIOSH Carcinogen List ----- Reproductive Toxin List


For UT Faculty and Facilities Leadership

Ordering Chemicals and Your Chemical Inventory ---- Mercury on Campus ----- P-listed (highly toxic) chemicals

Lab and Studio Hazardous Waste Management v2.0 ---- Lab and Studio General Waste Disposal Policy v4.0 ---- Unknown Waste Management

Laboratory Glassware Disposal v1.0 ---- Lab/Studio Ventilation Standards v3.0 ---- Lab and Studio Audit Checklist ---- Inclement Weather Preparation


For Contractors & Facilities and also if You Use Paint at UT and/or Generate "Universal" Wastes

Painting Quick Tips v3.0 ----- Consejos Rapidos de Pintura v3.0 ---- Paint Waste Disposal Policy v 5.0 ---- Plaster Trap Change-outs v1.0

Contractor Generated Hazardous Waste Expectations ---- Contractor and Facilities Hazardous Waste Info v5.0

Facilities General Waste Disposal v2.0 ----- Universal Waste Management ---- Universal Waste Definition