Chemicals are a part of just about every work environment at Arkansas State University. While actual use of chemicals outside of a laboratory is limited to a relatively small number of employees, the fact that all employees will encounter chemicals at some point makes it necessary for there to be information available to employees about the hazards associated with working around chemicals. The Hazard Communication portion of this page is intended to be a resource for anyone that works with chemicals outside of laboratories.
Laboratories have many hazards associate with them. In addition to chemical hazards there may also be biological hazards, radiation hazards and physical hazards specific to laboratories. This page has resources dedicated to helping individuals that work in laboratories understand how to manage the risk associated with working in these areas.