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.


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.

NFPA - The National Fire Protection Association offers free online access to the fire codes.  The sign-up is free.

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.

Brookhaven National Laboratories has a great web page on compressed gas safety with pictures and examples to illustrate proper and improper storage. There are other great references including a CGA valves and connections table and PTFE tape specifications.

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

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 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 World Health Organization offers a free PDF version of the 2004 Laboratory Biosafety Manual, Third Edition 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

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

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 - 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 very handy way to search for chemicals by name or CAS number.