Soldering SOP

 

Standard operating procedure (SOP) template for labs using electric soldering irons to address the hazards of leaded and non-leaded soldering of electrical components.

 

 
 

Some chemical waste collections pause for annual maintenance

EH&S temporarily pauses hazardous chemical waste collection service for many sites during the last two weeks of each year to do annual maintenance and upkeep at our waste handling facility. Some chemical waste collections may be delayed during the temporary shutdown from December 15, 2020 to January 3, 2021. This pause will not affect routine collections at University medical centers.

 

Chemical Container Labels

Chemical container labeling is one of the most effective and efficient ways to communicate hazard information to your coworkers and prevent accidents and injuries.

Clear and consistent labeling that follows the Hazard Communication Standard is required in all University of Washington facilities including laboratories, shops, clinics, and other locations where employees use, store, and transport chemicals.

 

Nitric acid incidents: How to reduce your risk

The hazards: Nitric acid is a highly corrosive mineral acid and strong oxidizer used primarily for nitration of organic molecules and washing glassware or metal equipment. Nitric acid reacts violently with alcohols, alkalis, reducing agents, combustible materials, organic materials, metals, acids, cyanides, terpenes, charcoal, and acetone. It produces exothermic reactions, as well as toxic, corrosive, and flammable vapors.

Nitric Acid Safety Focus Sheet

 

Nitric acid is a highly corrosive mineral acid and strong oxidizer used primarily for nitration of organic molecules and washing glassware or metal equipment. Nitric acid reacts violently with alcohols, alkalis, reducing agents, combustible materials, organic materials, metals, acids, cyanides, terpenes, charcoal, and acetone. It produces exothermic reactions, as well as toxic, corrosive, and flammable vapors.