Office of Environmental Health and Safety
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Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals, Biological Agents, and Ionizing Radiation

During the course of the semester, some classes and laboratories may use hazardous chemicals, biological agents, radioactive materials, or radiation producing equipment. Prior to enrolling for classes each semester, The University of Memphis recommends that students with health concerns or conditions seek private medical advice about the appropriateness for them to enroll in classes and laboratories using hazardous chemicals, biological agents, or ionizing radiation. The state of the art at this time is not sufficient to provide complete information about all possible side effects and health hazards, known and unknown, which could develop from the exposure to and use of such hazardous chemicals, biological agents, and ionizing radiation.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for hazardous chemicals are available 24 hours per day via any web capable device on the University network (see Safety Data Sheet link at right). SDSs, information about biological agents and ionizing radiation, and related information are available for review during regular University business hours in the Environmental Health and Safety Office, 216 Browning Hall. For information about hazards associated with a particular course, please contact the faculty member listed as the instructor of record in the schedule of courses.

 
 
Office of Environmental Health and Safety 216 Browning Hall
Memphis, TN 38152-3340
Ph: 901-678-5700 Fax: 901-678-4673
 
 
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Office of Environmental Health and Safety | 216 Browning Hall | Memphis, TN 38152-3340 | Ph: 901-678-5700 | Fax: 901-678-4673
Last Updated: 4/3/14