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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been 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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