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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Environmental Health and Safety - Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety


WKU Chemical Hygiene Plan

Chemical Inventory

Search for (M)SDSs


Institutional Biosafety (on the Office of Compliance website)

Prudent Practices cover

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences

Read online or download a free pdf of this book from the U.S. National Library of Medicine website


 American Chemical Society

Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories: Volume 1 (Student Edition, college)
Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories: Volume 2 (Teacher's Edition)

American Chemical Society, Committee on Chemical Safety website



Workplace Safety & Health Topics - NANOTECHNOLOGY


Foulger, John H.(1965). A practical approach to protection of laboratory personnel from toxic materials. Journal of Chemical Education, 42 (4), A285 (available from WKU Libraries)

"A death in the lab" Published online 18 April 2011 | Nature 472, 270-271 (2011) | doi:10.1038/472270a

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