Physical/Environmental Hazards

Our safety policy related to physical hazards in the lab is specified in Appendix F of DRI's Chemical Hygiene Plan.  We have external links to a number of outside resources listed below, and you may wish to also review the EH&S Environmental Management page for guidelines related to DRI activities that may affect the environment, including the handling of hazardous waste.

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DRI Procedures and Guidelines
pdf icon Appendix F of the CHP: Physical Hazards in the Laboratory
img icon Word Pressure and Vacuum Processes and Experiments Template

Additional Resources
There are a number of good web sites with additional information on physical and environmental hazards. Click on the links below to go to each section on the EH&S External Links page.

While the information and recommendations contained on the DRI EH&S web site have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable and is accurate to the best of our knowledge, the EH&S Department and the Desert Research Institute makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required depending on the situation/circumstances. For specific information regarding government regulations, please contact the official regulatory agency.

In addition, our pages contain links to many outside web pages. DRI EH&S is not responsible for the content of those sites. Links do not indicate endorsement, sponsorship, recommendation, or approval by DRI EH&S.

Our EH&S programs, policies and procedures are our own and they may or may not meet the approval of other authorities and regulatory agencies. While we make them freely available to the public by posting them, our material may not be used for the purpose of resale or profit. If you want to use our information verbatim, please send us an email telling how you will be using our materials and provide credit to DRI EH&S.

We also request that if you find broken links or any information posted on the DRI EH&S web pages you believe to be in error, that you let us know at EHS@DRI.EDU, so we can make the appropriate changes. 

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