Chemical Safety Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets have been prepared by the WSU Office of Environmental Health and Safety with the goal of providing critical information on key research safety topics. Please print and review relevant fact sheets, and implement the recommended safety practices within your laboratory.

OEHS maintains this site to enhance campus safety information sharing. This is a service that is continually under development. We will make every effort to keep this site current and to correct errors brought to our attention.

Additionally, these fact sheets can help research groups with the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for chemical or procedure specific activities being performed in the laboratory. 

Please contact OEHS if you have any questions, or suggestions for the development of new fact sheets.

Chemical Hazard Fact Sheets:

3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing


Diethyl Ether

Ethidium Bromide

Nanotechnology and Nanoparticles

Peroxides and Peroxide Forming Chemicals


Picric Acid

Fire Safety Fact Sheets:

Fire safety at WSU is overseen by the Office or Enterprise Risk Management. The following fact sheets have been developed by OEHS, with input and advice from the WSU Fire Marshall. Visit the Enterprise Risk Management - Fire Safety website for additional related information.

Bunsen Burners

Flammable Rated Storage Cabinets

Gas Use in Biosafety Cabinets

Grounding and Bonding (printable version) - Safe transfer of flammable liquids

Hot Plates

Refrigeration/Freezing of Flammable Liquids (printable version)

Laboratory Compliance Fact Sheets:

Chemical Storage Guidelines

Chemical Segregation Flow Chart

Chemical Compatibility Chart

Hazard Communication In Shared Laboratory Spaces

Laboratory Equipment Fact Sheets:

Chemical Fume Hoods

Physical Hazard Fact Sheets:

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Cryogenic Safety

Liquid Nitrogen Safety Posting

Liquid Nitrogen Transportation (Coming Soon)

Working with UV

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Fact Sheets:

Glove Selection Guide

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All procedures should be validated and approved for use based on the unique characteristics of each individual application.