Welcome to the Chemistry Student Safety Website!

The Johns Hopkins Chemistry Student Safety Committee, Homewood:

  • Addresses safety hazards in individual labs as well as across the department facilities.
  • Offers educational training resources for Safety Representatives as well as the general population of students in proper lab safety.
  • Provides professional development opportunities for trainees in science laboratory management and conduct.

News & Announcements

March 2020 Safety Moment

Transporting Chemicals Use secondary containment when transporting chemicals to a different location (i.e., a bucket with a handle). A cart should be used when transporting multiple or heavy containers. Do not place incompatible materials in the same container. Make sure all chemicals are properly labeled. Be mindful of any hazards in case of a spill… Read more »


Safety Moment February 2020

Always use appropriate PPE! When improperly used, gloves can contaminate objects and surfaces and create exposure to chemical hazards. If you or others experience an acute health effect as a result of chemical contamination, it can be difficult to determine which chemical was the source of the exposure. Reduce the likelihood of chemical contamination by: Changing gloves when contaminated. Never touch door knobs or handles with gloves! Discarding gloves immediately after use. Never reuse disposable nitrile gloves! Removing gloves prior to handling personal items, such as cell phones and laptops. Removing gloves and washing hands before leaving the lab. Establishing glove-only and no-glove items such as: mice, keyboards, instruments, pens.

Always use appropriate PPE! When improperly used, gloves can contaminate objects and surfaces and create exposure to chemical hazards. If you or others experience an acute health effect as a result of chemical contamination, it can be difficult to determine which chemical was the source of the exposure. Reduce the likelihood of chemical contamination by:… Read more »