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Locating Safety Information

These resources provide information on hazardous chemicals, laboratory safety, and the safe handling, storing and use of chemical substances.

  • Chemical Control Centre
    Promotes the safe use of hazardous materials by the University of Windsor community through organized acquisition, distribution, disposal and training services.
  • TOXNET: TOXicology Data NETwork
    Provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and includes access to a group of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
  • Chemical Technician’s Ready Reference Handbook
    QD 61.S58 2011 (Main Building – 3rd Floor)
    Contains in-depth details on chemical safety, laboratory procedures, chemical nomenclature, basic electricity, laboratory statistics, and instrumental techniques. Includes step-by-step directions for performing virtually every laboratory task.
  • Wiley Guide to Chemical Incompatibilities
    Provides concise incompatibility profiles for thousands of commonly used commercial chemicals, allowing readers to look up a given substance and instantly learn whether it is incompatible with common materials, other chemical substances, structural materials, or personal protective equipment.
  • Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards
    Presents latest updates on the loss of containment and explosion hazards from chemicals and their admixtures and actual accidents. Enables readers to avoid explosion and loss of containment of chemicals.
  • Prudent Practices in the Laboratory Handling and Disposal of Chemicals
    Provides step-by-step planning procedures for handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. Offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and it includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, and disposing of wastes.
  • Sax’s Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
    Provides extensive data on approximately 28,000 substances. Each entry includes a DPIM code, hazard rating, entry name, CAS number, DOT number, molecular formula, molecular weight, line structural formula, description of material and physical properties, and synonyms. Also contains Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) levels for approximately 1,000 chemicals.


Research Guide created by Tanis Schumilas, April 2018