Chemical Purchasing

September 2021
HELP MINIMIZE CHEMICAL RISKS
  • Plan the work that requires hazardous substances
  • Use less hazardous substances when possible
  • Plan for minimum waste and leftover chemicals
  • Have a plan for the disposal of any hazardous wastes
  • Borrow what you need when possible
  • Purchase only what you need for the project
  • Prepare for the safe use and storage of the hazardous substance
  • Obtain EHS approval for chemicals and gases on the restricted items list - including those sent from collaborating institutions
  • Use existing stock before buying new supplies

 Reach out to the team at chemr@lbl.gov for help