The Chemical Management Center (CMC) is the YSU resource for purchasing, storing, and distributing chemicals campus wide, and is also the designated Hazardous Waste storage location for campus.  Safety and health protocols for laboratories are also the responsibility of the CMC.  The CMC provides information and guidance to help conduct laboratory work safely and in compliance with environmental health and safety regulations and University policy.  It is also the laboratory training resource for principal investigators, other supervisory personnel and laboratory members and safety and health topics.  Applicable federal regulations can be found HERE.


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 lab safety and chemical hygiene plan.

Safety Data Sheets and Chemical Inventory


Safety data sheets are available for review in the lab, in the CMC, or here.  

The chemical inventory is also maintained by the CMC using Chemicalsafety. To request access, please email


Lab Safety Information

Waste Disposal

Used Batteries

Biohazard waste

Hazardous waste



Basic Lab Safety

Chemical Hygiene Training

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

Please email Sean Giblin to get set up for basic lab safety and chemical hygiene training. 

Other training available includes:

Laser Safety

Fume hood use

Hazardous waste guide

Spill control

Moving Chemicals

Biological Safety

XRD Safety

Please schedule with Sean Giblin by emailing