The Chemical Safety Program is designed for all employees working with hazardous chemicals, including oils, solvents, corrosives, etc., in all work areas except laboratories. Laboratory workers should refer to the Laboratory Safety Program.
Each department where chemicals are used has developed and implemented a Hazard Communication Plan to transmit information on the hazards of chemicals used by individuals in their department by labeling containers, ensuring material safety data sheets (MSDSs) are available, and providing training.
Some employees need to wear respirators when conducting certain tasks. Anyone needing a respirator must be enrolled in the University's Respiratory Protection Program.
Most hazardous materials and some electronic equipment must be handled and disposed as hazardous waste. Princeton University is committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner and to demonstrating safety and environmental leadership by maintaining high standards and serving as an example for our community.
Community Right to Know
Via the Community Right to Know Program, Princeton University complies with the federal and state requirements for reporting inventories of certain hazardous substances to state and local agencies. Several departments are asked to provide an inventory to EHS to complete the annual submittal.
Emergency Information Posters
Doors to areas where hazardous materials exist must be posted with an Emergency Information Poster. See Emergency Information Posters for instructions on how to obtain, complete and post this information.
Shipping Hazardous Materials
For most hazardous materials, including chemicals, biological materials and radioactive materials, shipping domestically or internationally is regulated by federal or international agencies. This includes many commercial products used for maintenance or cleaning.
See Shipping Hazardous Materials for more information and instructions.
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