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Chemical Hygiene Plan 
The Chemical Hygiene Plan is required by the OSHA Laboratory Standard for all laboratories working with chemicals. A January 2014 version is now available.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

An overview of PPE required to protect against chemical exposure.

Particularly Hazardous Substances and Other Reactive Chemicals 

How to safely work with particulary hazardous substances, water reactives, pyrophoric chemicals, and peroxide forming chemicals.

Chemical Safety Storage Guidelines 
Storage guidelines are included for materials that are flammable, oxidizers, corrosive, water reactive, explosive and highly toxic.
Fume Hoods & Laboratory Ventilation 
This article describes the function of a chemical fume hood and the Fume Hood Certification Program.
Emergency Eyewash & Safety Showers 

An overview of UCLA's emergency eyewash and safety showers available for researchers who may come in contact with hazardous substances during routine or emergency situations.

Respiratory Protection Program 

Respirator Training & Fit Testing schedule, and information about how the UCLA Respiratory Protection Program protects workers from airborne substances.


Chemical Inventory Program 
All labs must complete an up-to-date chemical inventory using our Chemical Inventory Template and upload it to the web-based Chemical Inventory System when it becomes available later this year. You can find more information about completing your chemical inventory on this page.
Laboratory Safety Contacts 

Laboratory safety, training, and emergency contact information.


A Day in the Lab (a PI's Perspective)
American Chemical Society Presentation (movie) 
Fire Safety in the Lab (movie)
Hazardous Waste Management (movie)
Pipette Safety and Ergonomics (movie)
Pyrophorics Liquid Safety (movie)