Selected Safety Information Sources
Books concerned with safety in the chemical laboratory are listed
in THOR under a variety of subject headings, such as:
BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES--SAFETY MEASURES
CHEMICAL LABORATORIES--SAFETY MEASURES
FIRST AID IN ILLNESS AND INJURY
Books of General Interest
(Unless noted, these books are available on the Chemistry Library
American Chemical Society Committee on Chemical Safety.
"Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories", 5th ed.,
American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. 1990. 73p.
Furr, A. K. "CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety", 3rd ed.,
CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 1990. 704p.
Kaufmann, J. A. "Waste Disposal in Academic Institutions",
Lewis Publishers: Chelsea, MI, 1990, 192 p.
Manahan, S. E. "Toxicological Chemistry: a Guide to Toxic
Substances in Chemistry", Lewis Publishers: Chelsea, MI, 1993, 317 p.
Mahn, W. J. "Academic Laboratory Chemical Hazards Guidebook",
Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York, 1991, 342 p.
"Purdue Hazardous Materials Safety Manual",
Purdue University: West Lafayette, IN, 1991. 62 p.
Worobec, M. D.; Ordway, G. "Toxic Substances Controls: Guide",
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.: Washington, DC., 1989
Young, J. A. "Improving Safety in the Chemical Laboratory:
A Practical Guide", Wiley: New York, 1987 350 p.
Armour, M. A. "Hazardous Chemicals: Information and Disposal
Guide", University of Alberta: Alberta, Canada, 1987.
Bretherick, L. "Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards", 4th ed.,
Butterworth: Boston, 1990. 2005 p.
Bretherick, L. "Hazards in the Chemical Laboratory", 4th ed.,
Royal Society of Chemistry: London, 1986. 604 p.
Lenga, R. E. "The Sigma Aldrich Library of Regulatory and Safety
Data", Sigma-Aldrich Corp.: Milwaukee, WI, 1993. 3 v. (4866 p.)
Merck and Co. "The Merck Index" Merck and Co.: Rahway, NJ, 1989
Chemistry Library Reserves
National Fire Protection Association "Hazardous Chemicals Data",
National Fire Protection Association: Boston, 1975. 310 p.
Sax, N. I.; Lewis, R. J. "Dangerous Properties of Industrial
Materials" 7th ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York, 1987. 1084 p.
These authors have also published books containing information
specific to carcinogens. The books' format is similar to Dangerous
Properties of Industrial Materials:
Lewis, R. J. "Carcinogenically Active Chemicals: A Reference
Guide", Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York, 1991
Sax, N. I. "Cancer Causing Chemicals", Van Nostrand Reinhold:
New York, 1981
Sittig, M. "Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals",
Noyes: Park Ridge, NJ, 1981. 729 p.
Weiss, G. "Hazardous Chemicals Data Book",
Noyes: Park Ridge, NJ, 1980. 1188 p.
National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety
"Registry of the Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances",
US Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, updated quarterly,
Braker, W.; Mossman, A. L.; Siegel, D.
"Effects of Exposure to Toxic Gases: First Aid and Medical
Treatment", 2nd ed., Matheson: Lyndhurst, NJ 1977. 172 p.
Kaye, S. "Handbook of Emergency Toxicology", 3rd ed.,
Thomas: Springfield, IL, 1970. 514 p.
Lefevre, M. J. "First Aid Manual for Chemical Accidents:
For Use with Nonpharmaceutical Chemicals", Revised by S. A.
Conibear, Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York 1989. 261 p.
Barlow, S. M.; Sullivan, F. M. "Reproductive Hazards of Industrial
Chemicals", Academic: New York, 1982. 610 p.
Matheson Gas Products, Inc. "Guide to Safe Handling of Compressed
Gases", Matheson Gas Products: New York, 1983. 323 p.
Seller, H. G.; Sigel, H.; "Handbook of Toxicity of Inorganic
Compounds", Dekker: New York, 1988. 1069 p.
Journals Containing Laboratory Safety Information
Chemical and Engineering News
Letters on recent chemical accidents often appear in C&EN to assure
rapid communication of potential hazards.
Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials Report
A quarterly supplement to Sax and Lewis' book. Pharmacy Library
Education in Chemistry
Environmental Science and Technology
Journal of Chemical Education
A column titled "Safety Tips" appears as an irregular feature in
this journal. A collection of reprints from this column's predecessor,
"Safety in the Chemical Laboratory" is also available in the
Laboratory Hazards Bulletin
An indexing and abstracting journal published by the Royal Society
of Chemistry. Over 100 primary journals are scanned for articles on
chemical and biochemical hazards.
Speaking of Safety: The Laboratory Safety Workshop Newsletter
A newsletter published by Fisher Scientific.
Sections in biweekly Chemical Abstracts issues that may contain
safety related articles are:
50. Propellants and Explosives
59. Pollution and Industrial Hygiene
60. Waste Treatment and Disposal
71. Nuclear Technology
Safety related subject headings for searches in the six month and
five year cumulative General Subject Indexes are:
Standards, legal and permissive
Available in the Engineering Library. An electronic version is
available under the INDEXES option on THOR as COMPENDEX.
The index can be searched using substance names or using
descriptors such as:
" "--SAFE HANDLING
" "--HEALTH HAZARDS
" "--SAFE HANDLING
Materials Safety Data Sheets
Contain physical, chemical and toxicological properties for
chemicals, as well as information on storage, handling
and first aid.
Shelved in loose-leaf notebooks in the Safety Shelves.
Located in the HSSE Library, updated quarterly. Includes the full
text of regulations, documents and technical information issued by OSHA.
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