Biosafety for Chemists FAQs

Biosafety for Chemists Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Biological Safety for Chemists Overview --  https://www.intranet.chem.pitt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Biosafety-for-Chemists-FAQs-Final-1.pdf Biological Waste Handling and Disinfection When should I use bleach, ethanol and/or UV light to decontaminate my biosafety cabinet? Bleach (or another EPA registered disinfectant) is required to be used following work with BSL-2 agents; spill or splashes of BSL-2 agents should also be cleaned...
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Refrigerator and freezer Disposal

For Refrigerators/freezers Disposal. Send an email to chembldg@pitt.edu with the location of the refrigerator/freezer and the account number to charge to remove the Freon ($75). The outside of the refrigerator or freezer will need to be wiped down with a combination of bleach and water before Surplus Property will remove it. Once the item has be decontaminated, the following form must be filled out and attached to the freezer/refrigerator prior to removal. http://www.ehs.pitt.edu/assets/docs...
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Directions to the Arts& Sciences Machine Shop

The NPL Shop can best be reached by walking up OHara St to the front entrance Allen Hall. Once you enter into Allen Hall, walk straight up the stairs in front of you and then straight down the stairs at the top of the first landing. Once you are down the stairs, exit outside and turn right. You should see a door with a sign that says ‘Physics Machine Shop”. Simply follow the signs to the Shop. You can also get there by walking up University Drive and entering Old Engineering Hall. Go down the st...
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Punishments for safety Violations

From a message to NC State. Q: I am reaching out in my role as the Safety Officer for our department in search of details related to safety enforcement practices that I heard are being used in the Chem Dept at Univ of Pitt. Thanks in advance for your time, Melinda Box, M. Ed. A. I think we have distinguished between violations by Undergraduate Students, Teaching Assistants (including instructors) and Graduate Students here in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. T...
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Pitt’s AlertLine

The University created its hotline (AlertLine) to allow employees to report irregular or troublesome workplace issues. Reports can be made by calling a toll-free number or via a website. For more information you can access the AlertLine brochure at the following link: http://www.universityannouncements.pitt.edu/Alertline Brochure.pdf  1-866-858-4456 or pitt.alertline.com 
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