Maintain a Centrally Located Departmental Safety Library

By James A. Kaufman

One of the characteristics of an effective safety program is the availability of reference and resource materials. Employees need to have easy access to this information. Your chemical hygiene plan, your material safety data sheets (now safety data sheets), and other references should not be far away. Don’t make it hard for people to get answers to safety questions.

  • “Safety in School Science Labs”, Clair Wood, 1994, Kaufman & Associates, 101 Oak Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
  • “The Laboratory Safety Pocket Guide”, 1996, Genium Publisher, 1 Genium Plaza, Schnectady, NY
  • “Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories”, 1998, ACS, 1155 16th St., N.W., Wash, DC 20036
  • “Manual of Safety and Health Hazards in The School Science Laboratory”, 1984.
  • “Safety in the School Science Laboratory”, 1979, NIOSH
  • “School Science Laboratories: A guide to Some Hazardous
  • Substances” Council of State Science Supervisors (now available only from LSI.) 1984
  • “Handbook of Laboratory Safety”, 5th Edition, CRC Press, 2000, Corporate Blvd, N.W., Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • “Fire Protection Guide on Hazardous Materials”, 1997, National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269
  • “Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Disposal of Hazardous Chemicals”, 2nd Edition, 1995
  • “Biosafety in the Laboratory”, 1989, National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418
  • “Learning By Accident”, volume 1 (1997) and volume 2 (2000),
  • The Laboratory Safety Institute, Natick, MA 01760
  • Laboratory Waste Management: A Guidebook, ACS RCRA Task Force
  • Biological Safety: Principles and Practices, Diane Fleming, ASM
  • Handbook of Chemical Health and Safety, Bob Alaimo, Oxford Press
  • Working Safely with Chemicals, Hugh B. Kareful, Genium

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