Safety Links

Hazard Assessment in Research Laboratories

ACS resource with tools and information on how to identify hazards, assess risk, and select the appropriate control measures to eliminate a hazard or minimize risk, accidents, injuries and near misses can be reduced.

CE&N Blog: The Safety Zone

The Safety Zone covers chemical safety issues in academic and industrial research labs as well as in manufacturing. The only blog of its kind, it serves as a unique forum for exchange and discussion of lab and plant safety and accident information. Primarily written by C&EN senior editor Jyllian Kemsley.

Safety In Academic Laboratories

ACS resource; best practices for 1st and 2nd year students

Dow Lab Safety Academy

Informational modules, guidelines, and resources about safety standards in industry and ways to implement those practices in an academic setting.

Chemical Safety Library

The Pistoia Alliance Chemical Safety Library project is dedicated to sharing previously inaccessible hazardous reaction information in the interest of increased laboratory and personal safety across the chemical industries.


The Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (EROS), gives detailed information on more that 4,500 reagents and catalysts. Every article contains a comprehensive section on Handling, Storage, and Precautions at the laboratory level.

Organic Syntheses

A Publication of Reliable Methods for the Preparation of Organic Compounds

The Safety Net

Database of SOPs, Synthetic Procedures, and other Laboratory Resources. Developed and maintained by the Miller (UNC Chapel Hill) and Tonks (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities) groups.

Not Voodoo X

Laboratory Techniques and Methods. Developed and maintained by Alison Frontier (University of Rochester)

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