Chemical Safety

Everyone working at the University of Michigan-Flint has the right to expect a safe and healthy work environment. They also share a responsibility to help assure a safe and healthy environment for themselves and others. Anyone using chemicals at UM-Flint are expected to adhere to safety standards established to address inherent risks. Please select your destination below.



  • SDS: Safety Data Sheets, provide specific physical and toxicological hazard information for a chemical and product. All manufacturers and vendors of hazardous chemicals provide SDSs for their products. At UM-Flint, SDS are available to all employees through the ChemWatch database.

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Chemical Inv.

Chemical Inventory Database: Each Department or Principal Investigator (PI) is required to maintain a current inventory of all potentially hazardous chemicals stored, used, or produced within each area that is under their responsibility. The Department or laboratory’s chemical inventory list should be updated on an annual basis, or more often if needed. UM-Flint uses UM Ann Arbor’s chemical inventory system MI Safety Portal, to assist departments and laboratories in maintaining their inventories. 

Hazard Waste

Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous waste can come in the form of commercial products, such as cleaning products, fertilizers, and pesticides. It is imperative that waste deemed hazardous is handled and disposed of correctly. Individuals are prohibited from disposing of these materials in a dumpster, compactor, or down a drain.