NAOSMM Safety - Other Resources

This page serves as a repository for some wonderful resource links. Please use the link at the bottom of the page to suggest additional resources.


Jeff Your, Manager of Central Scientific Stores and Laboratory Support Services at John Carroll University, gave an excellent presentationath the 2019 NAOSMM Confence: An Exploration of Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulatory Interfaces for Laboratory and Academic Settings.

Dr. Jim Kaufman, founder of LSI, gave a wonderful webinar on 4/9/19 on the Legal Aspects of Safety - very informative and sobering!

Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) offers many free resources including the online Lab Safety Dictionary, safety videos,and other free documents and information.

UCLA: UC Center for Laboratory Safety - The UC Center was created in part to assess and improve laboratory safety by developing best practices. This website should become an excellent resource for laboratory safety information and links.

The BCST website and subsequent links offer many free resources.  The Board of Chemical Sciences and Technology (BCST) is in The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Division on Earth and Life Studies.

Yale University's Office of Environmental Health and Safety has a vast array of web resources that includes comprehensive training. Browse their EHS website to find some impressive policies and other resources.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has a useful Gas Cylinder Safety web page as well as other fine resources on their Training web page.

NOTVOODOO X.4, compiled by Alison Frontier, University of Rochester, is an excellent resource of laboratory accidents to help us learn from the mistakes of other chemists.



The National Academies Press offers the free-to-read 2011 version of Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Disposal of Chemicals.

The National Academies Press offers the free-to-read 2016 version of Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security: A Guide to Developing Standard Operating Practices. The National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, NCBI, offers this online book as well.

The National Academies Press offers the free-to-read 1989 online version of Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for Handling and Disposal of Infectious Materials.

The American Society for Microbioloty (ASM) published guidelines specifically for teaching in the 2019 version of ASM Biosafety Guidelines.

The World Health Organization offers a free PDF version of the 2020 Laboratory Biosafety Manual, Fourth Edition.


Reference & Resources

Support Tool for Choosing Respiratory Protection for Bioaerosols - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail - available in both English and French

Database of Hazardous Materials - CAMEO® Chemicals is a resource that is used to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies; it includes a reactivity tool to determine the hazards associated with combining two or more chemicals.  NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce, Office of Response and Restoration

Materials & Chemical Compatibility - Cole-Parmer's Technical Library - Useful interactive site

Safety Glove Chemical Compatibility Database - Cole-Parmer's database for the gloves they supply

Cap Meterial & Liner Descriptions - Qorpak's summary of cap enclosures

Safety Signs - Sign Builder 2.0 - Build warning signs, including the NFPA diamond

Quick Tips Technical Resources - Grainger - Find information and articles about many safety-related topics (formerly Lab Safety Supply's EZ Facts® Safety Info Online)

Safetygrams - Air Products - Here you will find comprehensive information about cryogenic liquids, compressed gases, cylinders, equipment and more.

Safety Emporium - Find MSDS resources and glossary of terms, types of hazardous chemicals and examples, Federal laws and more.

Common Chemistry is a very handy way to search for chemicals by name or CAS number.

Lab Basics Technical Library includes Millipore Sigma's resources and conversion tables for handy reference.

The Photographic Periodic Table of the Elements is an incredibly wonderful site to find information about individual elements - just click on the element!

Flammable & Combustible Liquids Chart - know the difference.