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Chemical Safety

Texas State University will implement policies and procedures to minimize the exposures to hazardous chemicals in laboratories at the lowest practical levels. These levels will be below the Permissible Exposure Limits (29 CFR 1910.1000, Subpart Z) established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA Standard “Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories” (29 CFR 1910.1450) was established to protect laboratory workers from harmful exposures to hazardous chemicals.

Please review the webpages listed below for additional information on Chemical Safety initiatives.


Lab_Check_In_Form : Laboratory Check-In (PDF, 176 KB)

All Principal Investigators (PIs) are to complete the following check-in list upon hire and assignment of university space at Texas State University-San Marcos.  PIs must ensure that they have an understanding of all university policies, procedures, and training requirements upon arrival to the university.

Closure_Form : Laboratory Closure Form (PDF, 127 KB)

All Principal Investigators (PIs) are to complete this checkout list and procedure no later than one week prior to the completion of their association with Texas State University-San Marcos.  PIs must assure that all hazardous chemical, biological, Class IIIB and IV lasers, radioactive materials and radiation producing machines under their supervision are properly disposed, removed for surplus, or transferred to another Texas State lab.