SAFETY

Solvents
Gas Cylinders
General Safety Questions


Solvents

Solvents packaged in glass bottles may only be carried out of storeroom in a safety carrier, the original packaging it was shipped in, or other suitable container. If you do not have a suitable safety carrier you must purchase one before we can let you walk out with the solvent.

Gas Cylinders

Gas cylinders can only be transported using approved methods. Cylinder carts must have adequate straps or chains to ensure safety. If you are transporting cylinders in a vehicle, you are responsible for knowing the proper safety procedures. Chemistry Stores will not be responsible if you improperly transport cylinders.

Consult the EH&S Gas Cylinder Guidelines http://www.ehs.iastate.edu/cms/default.asp?action=article&ID=118 or staff member if you have questions about cylinder handling.

Gas cylinder leaks should be reported immediately to EH&S or to DPS after business hours. The proper procedure is outlined on the EH&S website http://www.ehs.iastate.edu/cms/default.asp?action=article&ID=382.

General Safety Questions

Please contact EH&S with any other questions related to chemical usage and handling. Visit the EH&S website at http://www.ehs.iastate.edu/cms/default.asp or call 294-5359.