General Safety Documents
Lab Safety Training
Lab Inspection Sheet (pdf)
Waste Inspection Sheet (pdf)
CHP Location Placard (pdf)
Spill Control and Response
For many spills, the correct response is evacuation and calling X3500. If the spill is not immediately hazardous (corrosives, for example) this spill video offers some good advice on how to respond. Druckenmiller Hall's spill response cart is in Corridor 55 near the MSDS archives
Both the online Lab Safety Training and Hazardous Waste Training are set up in a single Canvas course The following steps will get you to the Office of Laboratory Safety Canvas training site
1 - Visit this page to enroll in the Canvas Lab Safety Training course - https://bowdoin.instructure.com/enroll/RATJ7F
2 - Click on the ‘Enroll in Course’ button:
3 - Click on the ‘Go to the Course’ button:
You will then be placed in the organization and can begin the training.
The Office of Laboratory Safety organization will henceforth be available to you via your Canvas Dashboard upon login.
When finished with the training, visit the "TRAINING" page of this website to get instructions on how to obtain a Training Certification Card (or “Blue Card”).
Your Training Certification Card should be displayed on the door of your laboratory space. Cards may be photocopied if you need to post on more than one door. Your Training Certification Card will indicate the type of training you completed and expiration date of your training.
Click above to access a full set of PDF documents of the Bowdoin College Chemical Hygiene Plan
Laboratory Inspection Program
Lab Supervisors, PI's and Lab Instructors are required to perform annual self-inspections of their lab spaces . These inspections are to be done at the beginning of the Fall semester and the completed Inspection Checklists are to be submitted to the Office of Laboratory Safety by September 30. Click HERE for a PDF of the Laboratory Inspection Checklist
In addition to Self-Inspections, the Bowdoin College Office of Environmental Health and Safety will conduct routine safety audits of science laboratories and spaces.