Pitt's Hazard Communication Program provides information to faculty, staff, and students on the hazards of chemicals and appropriate protective measures.
The information is communicated with:
- Labels (all containers must be labeled to identify contents).
- Safety Data Sheets (SDS) list chemical compositions, hazards, and precautions for each chemical or product.
- Chemical Inventories
- Chemical Hygiene training to be completed every three years
If you suspect you may be exposed to chemicals, contact your supervisor.
Online SDS/MSDS Search Tool: https://pitt.scishield.com/ (log in required with Pitt credentials)
Glossary: Pitt Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Glossary
SOP: University of Pittsburgh Hazard Communication Program (PDF)
Training: Employeees must attend a live training for the initial training session. Visit the Hazard Communications Training page for training options and details.