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Chemical Safety

OSHP provides expertise and resources for MUSC employees storing, handling, transporting, and disposing of nonhazardous and hazardous chemicals/materials. To ensure compliance with the MUSC Safety and Health Policy, and federal and state regulations chemical safety resources are provided below.



For a chemical spill response, contact 843-792-3604 for HAZMAT Response 24/7, 365 days.

Chemical Spill Poster (pdf)

Hazardous Communication

OSHA Global Harmonizing System Transition - OSHP will assist the MUSC community to comply with changes being made to the federal Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) throughout the 2013 year. Please view the federal OSHA website for more details.

WISER Chemical Database (NIH)                                                      Generating Hazardous Waste in Satellite Accumulation Areas

Chemical Capability Chart (Vanderbilt University)                          Chemical Capability Database (Cole Palmer)

Hazardous Communication Program                                               Chemical Hygiene Plan                              

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)                                              CATTS: Hazardous Waste Review

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory                                                  Selection of Green Chemical Alternatives
(National Academy of Sciences 2011)      

Pocket Guide of Chemical Hazards (NIOSH)                                  Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards (NIOSH)

Emergency Response Guidebook (DOT PHMSA 2012)               DOT Chart 14: Hazardous Markings, Labeling , Placard Guide

NIOSH Chemical Listing                                                                     Compressed Gas Association

Chemical Inventory Form                                                                   Eyewash and Shower Fact Sheet

Hazardous and Chemotherapeutic Pharmaceuticals

Administration of Hazardous Pharmaceutical Aerosols                Cytotoxic Drugs Handling Policy

NIOSH Chemotherapeutic Alert (2010)                                             NIOSH Chemotherapeutic Alert (2004)

Log into the MUSC Intranet to access the C-155 Disposal of Pharmaceutical Waste Policy and List of Hazardous and Chemotherapeutic Pharmaceuticals (for employees only)

Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Poster

Chemical Storage

Flammable Storage Cabinets                                                     Sustainability and Recycling - Waste Management

Chemical Waste

Waste Labels: Nonhazardous, Hazardous, Universal Waste

Universal Waste (Lamps and Batteries)                                    Chemotherapy Waste

Chemical ProfileS For High HazarD Chemicals

1,4 Dioxane                       Picric Acid

Dinitrophenol                    Sodium Azide

Ethyl Ether                         Tetrahydrofuran

Hydrofluoric Acid              Perchloric Acid

U.S. Chemical Safety Board


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