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Important Phone Numbers and Safety Information

Instructions:  Print out this page and post it in a location within the laboratory.  The information is a useful guide for all laboratory personnel.

Important Phone Numbers



Public Safety

x13 (Emergency)

x5-3333 (non-emergency)

Medical Assistance (UHS Medical Center 1-5000)

x5-1164 or x5-4955



Poison Center


Laboratory Safety Unit


Environmental Compliance/Hazardous Waste Unit


Occupational Safety Unit


Radiation Safety Unit


Safety Information

The first three rows must be filled in by departmental personnel.


Location of information

Lab Manager / Laboratory Safety Officer:


Safety Data Sheets (SDS) available at room #:


Chemical Inventory at/in room:


Emergency Chemical Exposure Information

Poison Center 1-800-222-1222

Safety Policies (electronic):

EPA Hazardous Waste Requirements

  1. A “hazardous waste” is any chemical or chemical mixture that is an EPA listed waste or has characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, toxicity, or reactivity.
  2. Label all hazardous waste containers “HAZARDOUS WASTE” and other words that identifies the contents of the container.
  3. Place all hazardous waste in a labeled “Hazardous Waste Satellite Accumulation Area”, located in the same room as the point of generation.
  4. Keep hazardous waste containers closed except when adding wastes.
  5. Do not drain dispose hazardous waste
  6. Place hazardous waste containers in secondary containment trays.
  7. Place a waste tag on the chemical waste container just prior to disposal of the container through the Environmental Compliance/Hazardous Waste Unit.
  8. Call x5-2056 when a pickup is required.

Questions about hazardous waste? Contact the Environmental Compliance/Hazardous Waste Unit at x5-2056.

QUESTIONS or COMMENTS? Contact EH&S at (585) 275-3241 or e-mail EH&S Questions.

This page last updated 7/30/2015. Disclaimer.