Hazardous Materials & Waste


Nitric Acid Storage

One particular chemical commonly used in lab areas that is found improperly stored is Nitric Acid. It is a strong oxidizing acid and can cause spontaneous fires when in contact with organic materials. It should be stored in its own separate containment tray inside a corrosives cabinet used for acids. In particular, NEVER store Nitric Acid with flammable solvents and combustibles such as Acetic Acid. Learn more about how to properly store nitric acid.


UV Light

Typical laboratory equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation include: ozone generators, germicidal lamps, solar simulators, plasma etchers, UV curing systems, xenon flash lamps, tungsten halogen lamps, and mercury vapor lamps. Learn about UV light protocols.

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