Beyond the MSDS Workshop
Finding Information About Chemical Hazards
Solvents, cleaners, catalysts, and other chemicals can contribute to cancer, asthma, neurological disease, birth defects, and other health problems. This free, 2 ½ hour, informal workshop will give you a hands-on opportunity to use online databases and other tools to identify the hazards associated with the chemicals you use.
Who should attend:
- Instructional and research faculty
- Researchers - from Principal Investigators to research assistants and student interns
- Staff who are responsible for laboratories, facilities, or employee safety where chemicals are used
- Anyone who uses chemicals
What you will learn:
- The basics of toxicology and how chemicals can affect your health and safety
- How chemicals enter and potentially impact the environment
- How to use - and understand the limitations of - information found on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), which are available for every chemical
- Where hazard-related data can be found in publicly available databases
- How TURI can help you to research chemical hazards and their alternatives
This information may be used to help you compare chemicals and their alternatives.