may be solids, liquids, or gases and include acids,
bases, solvents, oils, lubricants, oxidizers,
polymers, resins, coatings, cleaners, paints,
strippers, adhesives, mastics, pesticides, herbicides,
rodenticides, compressed gases, etc. It is important
for all Rutgers University employees to understand
the hazards of the chemicals to which they may
be exposed and to comply with the regulatory requirements
of the NJ RTK program.
PRIOR TO BEGINNING
YOUR WORK, READ THE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
chemical containers must be labeled. If a manufacturer's
label is removed or obscured, or if a chemical
is transferred to another container, you must
place the chemical name and its hazard on the
that chemicals are handled so as to prevent their
release to the environment.
sure you have the necessary personal protective
equipment and you have adequate ventilation for
your work area. When using chemicals indoors,
provide additional mechanical ventilation if harmful
vapors, mists or dusts are generated or if strong
odors will result from the work.
all chemical spills to REHS at 848-445-2550. You
are responsible for immediate containment, clean
up, and disposal of spilled material.
all chemicals in a clean, dry, well-ventilated
area away from heat or direct sunlight. Store
incompatible chemicals in separate storage areas.
When storing flammables indoors, place them in
flammable storage cabinets. Keep flammables away
from any ignition sources. Do not store more chemicals
than you expect to need for the job.
chemical is to be disposed on Rutgers University
property, including in the soil, water, drains,
sinks, or sewers. Dispose of all chemicals through
employees have a right to know the hazards of
the chemicals present in areas in which you are
working. To obtain MSDS's and other information,
contact your supervisor or REHS. Always be aware
and comply with all hazard warning signs and wear
protective equipment required in any area you