Safety Page

The Department of Chemistry at Villanova University is committed to developing and providing a culture of safety for our students, faculty, and staff. It is the Department’s belief that safety is at the core of everything we do in the laboratory and our everyday lives. To create this culture it is important to understand and being aware of the many hazards we face and to follow the standard safety practices.

CHP

The Chemical Hygiene Plan or CHP, is an organization’s set of standard operating procedures for working safety in the laboratory.  This document is where we codify the basic set of lab safety rules, along with our department specific policies and procedures when it comes to issues such as chemical spills, handling and collection of chemical waste, and SOPs for handling Particularly Hazardous Substances (Toxic reagents, etc.).

 

The following seminars are part of the Department of Chemistry Safety Seminar Series, you will be prompted to enter your Villanova Username and Password in order to view these videos.

Sustainability Initiatives

Seminars:

1.  Academic and EMT Response to Lab Emergencies.

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2.  You’re Grounded! Everything you wanted to know about electrical safety but were afraid to ask.

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3.  Gloves and fume hood demo.

 

4. What do Chemists have to do with Health and Safety? And EPA Story

Important Emergency Contacts

-Public Safety Emergency – 610-519-4444

-Public Safety Non Emergency – 610-519-6979 (Option #1)

-Environmental Health & Safety – 610-519-6895

-Department Safety Officer 610-519-7481

Villanova Chemistry at a Glance:

Degrees Offered: B.S., M.S.
Full Time Faculty: 27
Undergraduate Majors: 150
Graduate Students: 25 full-time, 35 part-time
Building: Mendel Science Center houses research and instructional facilities for 6 scientific departments, including 17 chemistry research labs, as well as an array of modern instrumentation