Everything you need to know about UMBC lab regulations and policies in one place.
The University program for the control of radioactive materials and radiation producing devices is consistent with regulations of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).
A nice summary put together by Julie Wolfe for the AMB program.
Lab Safety Training
UMBC uses the CITI web based training format to meet research compliance training requirements and document such training. Click on the appropriate hyperlink below to access. Questions or issues regarding training? Click this link: Research compliance feedback and reporting research concerns. All UMBC employees and students have a UMBC issued user credentials and should use Single Sign-On (SSO) to ensure that the course record is linked to your UMBC training activity. You must use your UMBC login credentials to access the training modules in CITI.
The following website contains videos of safety videos from youtube. They tend to be a superior quality than the ACS videos.
Temperature problems, recycling, leaks and other minor problems please call 5-2455. Major emergencies should be called in immediately to 5-2550
Quick links to forms, information and links to MSDS, Procedures for fire safety, biosafety, occupational safety, training and injury.
EHS’s laboratory Inspection checklist available for lab safety self-regulation
Use this form to request removal of properly identified chemical waste. Fax the completed form to EHS at 5-1166
This plan establishes general procedures and work practices that are designed to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals used in laboratories. Compliance with these guidelines will reduce the health hazards associated with working with such chemicals.
MSDSXchange is the largest and most comprehensive reference collection of chemical manufacturer and distributor listings available on the web. In addition to this extensive collection, there are over 1 million manufacturer’s original material safety data sheets (MSDS) available for meeting compliance with OSHA’s Hazardous Communication Standard.