KEY REFERENCES AND OTHER RESOURCES


  • Bretherick, L., Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, 8th ed., Elsevier, 2017. Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards is a well-established source of information on chemical safety, often known by its author’s name, and often cited in the chemical and chemical engineering literature.

 

  • Compressed Gas Association, Inc., Handbook of Compressed Gases, 3rd edition, 1990, 507 pp., VanNostrand Co., N.Y. The focus of this book concerns the properties and the accepted means of transportation, storage, and handling of compressed gases.

 

  • Lewis, RJ. Sax’s Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials. Wiley Interscience, Hoboken, NJ. (latest edition) Since its inception in the early 1950's, Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials has become the primary source for those who need to evaluate the hazardous potential of substances used in commerce. Sax's is the only reference that combines data on toxicology, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regularity information for over 28,000 substances.

 

  • National Research Council’s “Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards.” One of the more comprehensive references on chemical and laboratory safety. It has since been updated and expanded since 1981.

 

  • Cameo Chemicals- CAMEO Chemicals is a database of hazardous chemical datasheets that emergency responders and planners can use to get response recommendations and predict hazards—such as explosions or toxic fumes. https://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/

 

  • The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) The NPG gives general industrial hygiene information for hundreds of chemicals/classes. The NPG helps users recognize and control workplace chemical hazards. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/

 

  • Dow Lab Safety Academy-The Dow Lab Safety Academy was developed to enhance the awareness of safe practices in academic research laboratories and to promote a safety-first mindset in the future workforce of the chemical industry.

https://corporate.dow.com/en-us/science-and-sustainability/innovation/safety-at-dow.html

 

  • Royal Society of Chemistry. The Merck Index Online. Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ. For over 120 years The Merck Index has been regarded as the most authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. The Merck Index Online is a convenient and easily searchable full text database containing over 11,500 monographs. Accessible at: https://www.rsc.org/merck-index

 

 

  • AICHE CCPS Chemical Reactivity Worksheet, The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW) is a free software program you can use to find out about the chemical reactivity of thousands of common hazardous chemicals, compatibility of absorbents, and suitability of materials of construction in chemical processes. https://www.aiche.org/ccps/resources/chemical-reactivity-worksheet

 

 

 

  • U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), Experimenting with Danger (video), 2011. The U.S. (CSB) released a safety video on the potential hazards associated with conducting research at chemical laboratories in academic institutions. The 24-minute video focuses on three serious laboratory accidents. https://www.csb.gov/videos/

 

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910.1450. Federal regulation that applies to all employers engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals. https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/interlinking/standards/1910.1450(d)

 

  • Hoffman, J. M. and D. C. Master, (ed), "Chemical Process Hazard Review", ACS Symposium Series 274, American Chemical Society, 1985. The phrase Chemical Process Hazard Review has widely varying meanings. To a researcher, it connotes a broadly based review of a chemical experiment which when conducted properly would provide assure an experiment is safe for the scientists in the laboratory. An appropriate Chemical Process Hazard Review can help identify the hazards associated with that process. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/bk- 1985-0274.ch001