Chemical Management Center

Ward Beecher Hall

Chemical Management Center

Phone: 330-941-3703 or 330-941-1327

Cell: 330-599-9095



The Chemical Management Center goal is to help faculty and staff manage and use chemicals safely in academic research and teaching labs on campus.

All chemical orders are reviewed by the CMC before orders are sent to suppliers.

  • The CMC helps the YSU campus community adhere to the Occupational Health Exposure Plan, namely the Chemical Hygiene Plan based on 29 CFR 1910.1450.
  • The CMC also ensures compliance with CFATS(Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standard)
  • If you need to ship hazardous materials, please contact the CMC.
  • The CMC ensures safe and environmentally disposal of hazardous waste per RCRA(Resource Conservation and Recovery Act)
  • The CMC directs disposal of universal light(light bulbs and batteries)


The appropriate handling of chemicals is dictated by the Chemical Hygiene Plan.

YSU Rules for Labs with Chemicals

Instrumentation Rules

General Academic Lab Safety Guidelines

General Guidelines when working with flammables

It is the responsibility of each faculty and staff member, as well as students to know and follow the Chemical Hygiene Plan. No work is permitted in labs until a student has read and understood the chemical hygiene plan.

Safety Data Sheets

Click here for SDS search

Safety data sheets are available for review in the lab, in the CMC, or at the Chemwatch site.

Any questions about chemical compounds including gas cylinders, cryogenics including liquid nitrogen and dry ice, and hazardous waste should be directed to Tim Styranec at extension 3703 or tmstyranec at Universal waste such as light bulbs and batteries should also be sent to the CMC.

Safety information can also be found at PubChem

The chemical inventory is also maintained by the CMC using Chemicalsafety

Lab inspections are ongoing and on request by the CMC.

All requests for hazardous waste, biohazard waste, and battery pickup should be sent to


Lab Safety Information



Battery/Light Bulb Pickup


NOTE: Additional EOHS documents and forms are now located in the Penguin Portal. See Faculty/Staff page for channel labeled "EOHS - SAFETY."

Penguin Portal


Basic Lab Safety

Chemical Safety Training Sessions for Fall 2018

Most training is now online, but in person training is offered on as needed basis.

Please email Tim Styranec to get set up for basic lab safety and chemical hygiene training.  You will get an Industry safe login.

Laser Safety

Biological Safety

XRD Safety

Please schedule with Tim Styranec by emailing

Training for CMC