The following information is a partial listing of various safety sites and resources available at the University of Kentucky. All new students, staff, faculty, and visiting scientists in the Department should become familiar with this information.Please keep in mind that this is not an all inclusive list and that much more additional information is available by calling the different safety units, checking library sources, manufacturer information etc.

All lab personnel should review a checklist to make sure that they have received appropriate safety training.

University Safety Units

Environmental Health and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
Hazardous Materials Environmental Management
Fire Marshal
Radiation Safety
Biological Safety
Office of the Attending Veterinarian 

TRAINING INFORMATION
Training Checklist VERY IMPORTANT LIST THAT ALL NEW LABORATORY WORKERS SHOULD CHECK
Employee Safety Handbook Developed for new persons but also a good review for others
Training Classes Listing of various training classes available to lab workers
University Chemical Hygiene Plan Lab workers must read this manual before beginning work
Biosafety Manual Must be read by persons working with biological samples, infectious agents or recombinant DNA
Radiation Safety Manual Must be read by persons working with radioisotopes, lasers, and other radiation sources
Hazardous Waste Manual Must be read by anyone working with hazardous waste
Safety Videos Videos available from Occupational Health and Safety

BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Biosafety Manual Must be read by persons working with biological samples, infectious agents or recombinant DNA
Biohazard bags

Proper use of biohazard autoclave bags

Blood and body fluids
Cleaning protocols
Needles/sharps/glass disposal
Guidelines for proper disposal
Infectious agents Resources and guidelines
Recombinant DNA Resources and guidelines
Shipping Biological Samples Excellant overview of BL1 practices from the University of Michigan
General Safety Practices General procedures used in biological research labs
Spill procedures

Biological spill procedures

Waste batteries Disposal of spent batteries
Fluorescent light waste Disposal of fluorescent lighting waste
GENERAL LABORATORY AND OFFICE SAFETY
Lab Safety Alerts

Descriptions of recent lab accidents

Accident reporting Procedures for reporting accidents and emergencies
First aid assistance

Procedures for handling emergency situations

Laboratory inspection guidelines Form for self-inspection of laboratories
Safety Standards for Chemical Laboratories Criteria for safety features in labs using chemicals
Grants and Contracts Checklist Excellent checklist required before initiating research projects
Lab Security Review of lab security protocols
Sewer Use Review of use of sanitary and storm sewers
Compressed gases Guidelines for safe storage and handling of gas cylinders
Cryogenic materials Guidelines for safe storage and handling
Drinking water Description of drinking water quality
Office ergonomics Description of ergonomic issues
Lab ergonomics Description of ergonomic issues
General Ergonomics Description of ergonomic issues
Computer Workstation Ergonomics Description of ergonomic issues
Lab Setup and Exit Survey Checklist Provides details on setting up and closing a research lab
Surplusing Equipment Guidelines on surplusing lab equipment
Air quality Factors affecting indoor air quality
Extension cords Official UK policy on use of extension cords
Microwave use
Official UK policy on use of microwave ovens
Recycle container use
Official UK policy on use and location of recycle containers
Corridor space use
Official UK policy on utilization of building corridors
Open flames
Official UK policy on use of flames on campus
Severe weather
Guidelines to follow in the event of severe weather
CHEMICAL SAFETY 
 MSDS Sites Listing of MSDS sites and use of information (kindly supplied by UK Chemistry)
Carcinogens Listing of known and suspected carcinogenic compounds
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS)  Listing of chemicals which are incompatible
Hazard ratings

Information on use of NFPA fire diamond hazard rating for chemicals.

Compressed gases

Guidelines for safe storage and handling of gas cylinders

Flammable liquids Guidelines for safe storage and handling of flammable liquids
Radioactive Material Use
Very useful summary for handling different isotopes
Chemical use by pregnant Lab workers

Chemical use by pregnant laboratory workers

Peroxide Forming Chemicals List of peroxide-formers
Perchloric Acid Use Information and tips on using perchloric acid.
Moving chemicals
Guidelines for moving chemicals
Solvents
UK policy on solvents, forage and use
Mercury free thermometers free exchange program Thermometer exchange program
Mercury spills Protocols for handling mercury spills and releases
Chemical spills Protocols for hangling chemical spills
Free Chemicals Chemicals available free of charge
Thermometer Exchange Program UK program that exchanges non-mercury for mercury thermometers
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Glove selection guide
Listing of chemical resistances of various glove materials (a very useful resource)
Personal protective equipment Information on choosing the appropriate protective equipment
Fumehood use Guidelines for safe use of fumehoods
Eyewash/shower use
Guidelines for proper use eyewashes and emergency showers
Fire Safety and Fire Extinguishers How to properly select and use fire extinguishers
Respriator use
UK respiratory program and training
CHEMICAL WASTE AND DISPOSAL
Hazardous waste Information on what is hazardous waste and handling procedures
Hazardous waste Additional information
Hazardous Waste Management Training Manual

IMPORTANT information on handling hazardous waste (from UK Chemistry)

Needle/sharps/glass disposal Guidelines for proper disposal
Biohazard bags
Proper use of biohazard autoclave bags (important guidelines)
Radiation waste Guidelines for handling radioactive waste
ANIMAL WORKER SAFETY
Occupational Health for Animal Workers Important information and forms from the University Veterinarian
Animal Use Regulations Information and forms on animal use in research and teaching
Animal Worker Training
Training available from the University Veterinarian