Safety in Chemistry Department Labs

The Gustavus Chemistry Department places a high priority on safety and expects students to behave in a safe manner in lab and follow safety procedures.

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Lab Safety Video - 2017

All students enrolled in a chemistry course with a lab at Gustavus are required to watch the safety video and score 100% correct on the safety quiz. Student workers in the department are also required to watch the safety video.

Previous lab safety video for additional Info.:  Lab Safety Video - 2014

Safety & Student Worker Handbook

Personal Protective Equipment

Safety Data Sheets for Chemistry Labs


OSHA’s SDS formatting explanation

OSHA's Pictogram Information

Additional Resources


Emergency Procedures (what to do if.....)



Link to ACS Chemical Safety in the Classroom