The Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) for the Lerner Research Group is embodied in the general OSU CHP combined with the following standard operating procedures and safety instructions found on SafetyWeb  and OSU's EH&S website. All members of the BRG must be familiar with these materials and will receive hands-on training in any relevant procedures. In addition, all graduate students must complete the course CH607 (Section 010) - Chemical Safety Seminar during their first winter term at OSU.

Coworkers are expected to adhere to the laboratory attire policy of the Department of Chemistry (i.e., clothing covers from shoulders to ankles, closed toed shoes, no short pants or short skirts) and must wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times in the laboratory. At a minimum, required PPE comprises a laboratory coat and approved safety glasses or safety goggles.

All lab users must review the safety information below and the relevant safety data sheets (SDS) and standard operating procedures (SOP) before beginning work, and have signed an Acknowledgement of Safety Training form within the past 12 months.

Lab Safety training online

Fire Extinguisher Use

OSU Chemical Hygiene Plan  

Chemical Storage

Hazardous Material Disposal

SDS use and link to data sheets (requires ONID login)


Chemistry Safety Web
Handling Pyrophoric Liquids SOP
Handling Hydrofluoric Acid SOP
Handling Concentrated Acids SOP
Handling Alkali Metals SOP
Use of the Rikagu Miniflex SOP
Use of traps for volatiles and  non-volatiles: 
Peroxide-forming chemicals


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