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Laboratory Safety

The Water Science and Engineering Laboratory (WSEL) maintains documentation for safety and procedures in the laboratory. Copies may be requested at any time from the main laboratory office, Water Science and Engineering Laboratory, 608/262-2470.

The WSEL safety committee meets annually (or as needed) to address safety concerns, provide guidance in regard to safety implementation and to review/update the WSEL Chemical Hygiene/Safety Plan. Current members are:

Dr. Jamie Schauer (Faculty): jjschauer@wisc.edu
Dr. Bill Sonzogni (Faculty): sonzogni@mail.slh.wisc.edu
Chris Worley (Safety Officer/Lab Manager): caworley@wisc.edu
Joel Creswell (Graduate student): jcreswell@wisc.edu
Yuki Hara (Graduate student): hara@wisc.edu

Lab Use Requirements

All WSEL users must meet with the safety officer (Chris Worley) prior to participating in research activities. The safety officer will provide a safety tour of the building, safety glasses (if needed) and a copy of the WSEL Chemical Hygiene/Safety Plan. This Safety Plan must be reviewed, and signed documentation provided that this has occurred. The signed document will be stored at WSEL.

Chris Worley contact information:
caworley@wisc.edu
608-262-2899
Room 142

Other Safety Resources:

UW-Madison Health and Safety Department, Phone 265-5000
http://www2.fpm.wisc.edu/safety/

UW Safety Department safety training power point presentation:
http://www2.fpm.wisc.edu/chemsafety/docs/Chemical%20SafetyJRW%20May%202005.pdf

Material Safety Data Sheet links: http://www2.fpm.wisc.edu/chemsafety/links.htm

UW-Madison Health and Safety Department’s safety guide (chapter 7 discusses proper chemical waste disposal):
http://www2.fpm.wisc.edu/chemsafety/table_of_contents2005.htm

UW-Safety offers FREE chemicals to UW-Laboratories! When UW-Safety picks up chemicals from UW labs, a lot are unopened or have not reached their expiration date. UW-Safety then offers these chemicals (that are still in excellent condition) to other facilities on campus (free delivery as well). Here is the link to see their current inventory list: http://www2.fpm.wisc.edu/chemsafety/labscan.htm.

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