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Lab Safety

McMaster University is committed to providing a system for proper management of all hazardous materials which includes acquisition, storage, handling, use and disposal.  Specific programs as well as training modules have been developed for hazardous materials and we are constantly reviewing, improving and adding to our programs and training.  McMaster is serious about ensuring everyone understands the hazards these materials pose to both people and the environment and that everyone works appropriately with them.  McMaster takes a pro-active approach to protecting both people and the environment and will only work with hazardous disposal companies that show a commitment to protecting the environment.

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Waste Learn More

Includes chemical waste and biohazardous waste disposal processes…

Hazardous Materials Learn More

Chemical weapons, controlled goods, designated substances, nanotechnology


HECHMET Learn More

McMaster’s Chemical Inventory System


Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Database Search Learn More

Access to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) by all people working or potentially exposed to the chemical must be readily available.

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For general inquiries please contact or by phone at extension 24352.

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Leah Allan

Lab Safety Specialist