The Chemical Safety Committee is responsible for overseeing all uses of chemicals on the UAA campus. This committee reviews safety procedures and ensures compliance with the UAA Chemical Hygiene Plan.

UAA Requirements for Lab Safety

Before Purchasing Chemicals:  If a Principal Investigator (PI) or their designee need chemicals for their research or class, contact Maurice Riner, Chemical Safety Officer, at (907) 786-1279 or meriner@uaa.alaska.edu.  

Training: All UAA employees teaching or conducting research in any UAA laboratory that has biological, chemical, radiological or physical hazards must be trained appropriately. All UAA employees teaching or conducting research in any non-chemical laboratory must also have appropriate training. Click here for training forms. 

Helpful Links
  • Click here for UAA's Research Lab Policy, Laboratory Hazardous Waste Policy, Radioactive Waste Policy, and other laboratory polices.

  • Click here (and scroll down to College) for the American Chemical Society’s publications:
    • Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories: Accident Prevention for College and University Students, Vol. 1, 7th Ed. 
    • Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories: Accident Prevention for Faculty and Administrators, Vol. 2, 7th Ed.
    • "Safety for Introductory Chemistry Students" Brochure

  • OSHA Laboratory Standard

  • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard