The Chemistry Department is committed to the safety of our students, staff, and faculty. We work closely with Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) to maintain safe laboratory environments, ensure proper disposal of chemical waste, and report any accidents.
Accidents should be reported to the Department Chair, the Director of Laboratories & Instrumentation and to EH&S, they will initiate a formal accident investigation. The results of the investigation will be used to update safety protocols, as necessary.
Environmental, Health & Safety lists procedures for waste disposal at the W&M.
Standard Operating Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for chemical safety in the laboratory start with the University Chemical Hygiene Plan. Individual laboratory SOPs can be more specific in identifying safety requirements unique to the lab.